Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Class Minutes for Monday March 7th

1)  Prayer 
2) Tom Phillips Assignment
    - took a passage and chose certain words from it to form a poem, then painted over the unused words
     to create a picture or abstract piece
3) Bring rough draft of slam on Wednesday. Due: Friday

Thanks Ashley

Friday, March 4, 2011

Youth Poetry Slam in Vancouver

Have you been practicing your slam? Are you proud of your work? Do you think it could use a wider audience? Or do you just want to check out other young slammers?

Vancouver has it's own youth poetry slam on the 4th Monday of every month.  Check it out here.

Class Minutes for Thursday March 3rd

1. Prayer
2. Predictions
We predicted the meaning of a concrete poem based on its shape/picture.
3. Gallery Walk
We went around the classroom to different concrete poems and tried to interpret them and answer questions about them. Then we compared our interpretations to the actual meanings.
4. Found Poem
We read a children's book, "The World Is For You", and everyone individually wrote down words or phrases that stood out to us. The goal was to create a found poem from the book's text as a class. Since we didn't have enough time, we're continuing it next class.
5. Tom Phillips Assignment
We were told that next class we're doing and assignment that involves us creating poems out of articles, painting over the words we choose to not use in our poems, while creating a beautiful picure. :)
6. Dance Party.

Thanks Maegan

Don't forget your slams are due on March 9th. 

Class Minutes for Tuesday March 1st