Target 1 : Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalized learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.
Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.
In celebration of Poetry Month, fourth grade students have been learning about – and writing their very own – poems! The students began learning about Haiku which originated in Japan. Traditionally, Haiku verse is written about things in nature and follows a 3 line pattern of 5-7-5 syllables.
Cinquains (Sin-kane) are a form of poetry created in the early 1900’s. Cinq comes from the french word which means five. Cinquain poems can use the following patterns; 2 syllable, 4 syllable, 6 syllable, 8 syllable, 2 syllable or 1 word, 2 words, 3 words, 4 words, 1 word.
In the weeks to come, the students will continue to write poetry, learning more about narrative, limerick, and free-verse forms. A collection of their best work will be gathered and published in a classroom Anthology.