School visit Mother’s Day poems

Poem 1

After two awesome assemblies during a recent author visit to Charles Brown Elementary School, I did some writing workshops and Q & A with the 4th and 5th grade classes. Since this was a return visit, the 5th grade teachers asked me to show their kids how to write a First Line/Last Line poem.  I always tell the students this poem writes itself (partly true) and we're off and writing, and this was the case at CB–just in time for Mother's Day! Lorena wrote hers in espanol (above), and I predicted her mom would cry when she gets it tomorrow. : )  Who wouldn't?

Let it be known, however, that the kids didn't shed any tears while they wrote. Here's the pattern to share with your young writers. (5-7 lines work great but the format is very flexible. In poetry, there are no wrong answers.)

A poem to the moms of the world.

The world is full of hope because of you.

You teach us to believe in our dreams. 

Dreams about life and love.

Love you so much we wrote you a poem.

A poem to the moms of the world.

See what I mean about this poem writing itself? You'll be surprised what your students come up with. Send me some of their poems if you try it!

 Happy Mother's Day to all! And to quote a Mom's day card I got at our local book store: Thank you, Mom, for reading us more than the riot act! Mom and rolling pin

3 Responses to “School visit Mother’s Day poems”

  1. Gianna

    i think my mommy is the best mommy in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD! 🙂


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