As part of our Poetry Unit in Writer's Workshop, we've been learning lots about showing, and not telling with our words. We read the story My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, which describes feelings as colors and actions or images that go with those colors and feelings. We've been working on writing our own versions of the story by comparing each of the colors in the story to things in our life:
For bright colors like red, orange, yellow, and pink, we described things that showed happiness or excitement
For cool colors like blue and green, we described things that made us feel calm and relaxed
For the colors purple and brown, we described times when we felt lazy or sad
For dark colors like black, we described times when we feel scared or angry
All of our books are now on display in our hallway, and we will be sure to share them at our Sidewalk Shelebration on May 24th!