|This week's host is Liz at Growing Wild, and that's no Fib.|
Stop by for more poetry links from around the Kidlitosphere.
What's new this year? The Common Core curriculum has come to Maryland and classroom teachers are adjusting to the new standards. I've heard -- and observed with my own 7th grader -- the good, the bad and the ugly of the Common Core.
In my poetry classes, it looks like this:
|A mathematical graph of the Fibonacci sequence PLUS|
|science (Fibonacci spirals in nature) EQUALS|
Another Pruitt poet took a favorite subject, orangutans, and went all the way to 34 syllables with his scientific information about the primates.
Originally, Teddy wrote "scoop up yummy fruit" in line 7. But he knew so much about orangutans -- I had a feeling he might know the name of this primate's favorite fruit. Sure enough, he did, and "durians" was the perfect number of syllables for the line.
|Durian fruit from hungrytravels.com|