THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY

THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY
April 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Residence: Fibbing about Outer Space

Welcome back to Northfield Elementary School, where I am in residence this month.

(What does "in residence" mean? I explain it all in this post.)

On Monday, we looked at scientific third grade Fibonacci poems. Those poems were grounded here on Earth. But outer space is also part of science and nature.

Today, let's head to the stars with third grade Fibs. I love the scientific facts that Jay includes in  his poem.

Gravity
by Jay K.

Gs
pull.
Suction
releases.
Can be strong or weak.
Secures all of us to the ground.
There's not that much gravitational pull on the moon.
If there was no gravity, we would be floating around
     in outer space with no air.

From NASA
Lindsay starts in outer space, then returns us to Earth.

What Space Is
by Lindsay H.

Stars
Space
Planets
Galaxy
Comets and the Sun
Go away as I now wake up,
Many miles away from my planet where I live.

From NASA
Dylan uses onomatopoeia to think about the future of our world. Look how the last line of Dylan's poem adds an unexpected twist.

Robots
by Dylan

Clang
Crank
Robots
Everywhere
Robots rule the world
Robots are low on batteries

Check out what today's robots are capable of: 



Great job, third graders.

Thank you to the Northfield teachers and families for giving me permission to share the students poems! I will continue to post student poems until our Poets' Tea in June.

7 comments:

LInda Baie said...

I did some fibs with a young class a couple of weeks ago, very fun. It's great to hear what you're doing with the classes Laura. Love that 'clang, crank'.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Lost in space awesomeness. :)

Author Amok said...

Hi, Linda and Michelle. Linda -- the more I work with the Fib form, the more I like it for emerging writers. Just enough structure for comfort + exploration.

Tabatha said...

I laughed about the robots being low on batteries :-) Very inventive poems! I liked the photos, too. Sam is looking dapper.

jama said...

Fun poems. Love the low batteries too. :)

Liz Steinglass said...

Fibs are so interesting, the way they gain momentum and grow. I really like the poem about gravity and how the beginning feels like strong gravity and by the end we're floating away on a very long line.

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Love these poems! We have just watched Gravity, and so I can appreciate even more deeply the sentiments shared here in verse. :)