Monday, September 13, 2010

Poem #7!

Today, a family letter about homework went home.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  We'll go over the routines and expectations more in depth at the Open House, which happens September 22nd at 6:00 PM in our classroom (room #1).

The class talked about upsetting a reader's expectations as a way to make our writing more interesting. We started our poem with a predictable pattern and then, suddenly, threw a wrench in and watched where that took us.  So really, we decided, it's not only the reader who finds the writing more interesting,  it's also the writer who becomes more interested in his/her work when a predictable path is twisted a bit.

Here's our poem...

    Math   Time

   4   +   4   is   eight
   5   +   5   is   ten
   4   +   5   is   ten
   Oops!   That's   not   right,
   Unplug   the   TV!
   Close   the   playroom   door!
   Turn   off   the   radio!
   4   +   5   is   NINE!

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Dear First Graders in Mr. Fleischer's Class,
    I really enjoyed your poem, Math Time. I read it to my family and it brought a smile to their faces also. (Bringing a smile to someone's face is such a wonderful gift!) My husband commented that it was very "playful". Thank you so much for sharing your great writing with us! We will definitely check back for more!
    Ms. Jacoby
    3rd grade teacher next to the Art room