This is the last of our Fibonacci poems. You can read my full lesson plan here.
Here's a great video explaining Fibonacci numbers in nature.
And since we were being all scientific, here are more third grade Fibonacci nature poems. I like how Erin introduces a character in the last, long line of her weather poem.
Thunder and lightning
Beautiful, dangerous, awesome
Keeps you awake at night with the boom of thunder
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Julian starts us off with weather (A snow day? No school!) and then shifts to thinking about how winter weather affects non-human animals.
Schools days off!
In certain places,
Animals are hibernating
Caves have bears and birds go south to find a warmer place.
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Isabella's Fib begins with a description of her topic, reptiles, then lists some great examples... with a little surprise in the final syllable.
Lizards, snakes, gators,
And those big crocodiles! Help!
|Remember our reptilian friend from the Poetry Postcard series?|
Poetry Friday is brought to us today by our gracious host, Anastasia Suen at BookTalking. I see she's been thinking mathematically (in literature) too!
Next week, I'll be sharing the third graders opposites poems. They did a great job working on organizing poetic ideas into two stanzas.
Thanks to the Northfield families, students and teachers for inviting me back again this year. All of the poems in this series have been posted with permission.