will be learn some concrete journaling skill and habits.
We talk about the value of journaling over time, and
introduce the idea that a piece of art may start off
its life as a journal entry.
--We start by talking about material-- what things
are made of. Paintings are made of paint and canvas,
donuts are made of jelly and dough, and so on
--We read some poems from a book and talk about the
paper, the binding, and the ink-- the stuff it is
--Then we talk about the real thing that poems are
made of-- words.
--We show them a brown paper bag containing strips
of words cut from magazines, newspapers, and discarded
--We dump out the strips unceremoniously on a table
and ask each child to pick out a strip in succession
--We write the poem on the board as we go along
As usual, we copyright the poem at the end and talk
about the fact that we made a new piece of art from
stuff that already existed