Happy TWO more weeks of Sixth Grade + One more Room 504 Poetry Blog takeover!

Hi Blog Friends–Mrs. Howard’s 6th graders are back with one more blog takeover before school is OUT!

(Can I get a Woo-Hooo!???)

They have come a LONG way since we first met in December:

See their Blog Takeover #1: Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH

and WRITING Takeover #2.

Today they shared their amazing color poems, inspired by Eileen Spinelli’s classic picture book,

IF YOU WANT TO FIND GOLDEN (Albert Whitman / Illus. Stacey Schuett).

*Great mentor text!

Here’s one of my favorite lines from the poets in Room 504:

“White is the smell of frosting on a three layer cake.”

Here’s another one:

After they read their poems to me, we had some more fun with metaphors, and then I challenged them to write a poem to give to next year’s class, about Mrs. Howard.

Dear readers, here is the result:

Beware of Mrs. Howard

by Room 504

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She makes you learn a lot!

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She grades us on Khan and Lexia and EVERYTHING!

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will make you do a call and response.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will text your parents if you don’t do your work, and she will give you the

–>TEACHER STARE<–

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will make you do your math.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She makes you write a lot, and cries during THE PEARL.

(It’s a book!)

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She is very nice and a great person.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She bites if you are late on anything!

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will turn on her bad side–like a light switch–if you don’t pay attention in class.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will NOT pick you as her favorite student because WE ARE and will always be!

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will give you sass.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She does a lot of dancing.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She will probably give you a five minute break so use it wisely.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She just randomly walks around and stares at people.

And if you miss a day, she will give you a ton of assignments and won’t let you go until you finish them.

Beware of Mrs. Howard…

She is THE BEST!

— June 1, 2021

Thank you to the WRITERS in Room 504, and CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED during this crazy year. Special Thanks to your fabulous teacher, Mrs. Howard–and all of the educators (and parents) out there who have stepped up in the craziness and made learning fun and meaningful.

Happy almost SUMMER, my friends.

Next up on the blog: Happy Book Birthday to author Stef Wade and Q & U CALL IT QUITS!

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