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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We’re in San Diego today for the four-day weekend – I figured if we can’t spend the holiday with family, then we should at least take advantage of the time off with some travelling!

Every year around this time I’m reminded of my favorite seasonal poetry idea from Mailbox magazine… so I thought I’d bring it back again for Thanksgiving 2013.

The Amateur Librarian // Thanksgiving 2013

If you want to play along, here’s the template:

When is [season]?

When [adjective] [noun] [verb]

And [adjective][noun] [verb].

When [adjective] [noun] [verb]

And [adjective][noun] [verb].

Then it is [season]!

When I first used this idea in an elementary school setting, we spent some time brainstorming nouns, adjectives, and verbs (great excuse to dig up the thesaurus!) on a big anchor chart, then we mixed and matched words in the template to create our poems… good times!  For some reason this lesson sticks in my head as a fond memory, I guess because it was a relaxed afternoon activity right before the holiday break.

Below are a couple poems shared previously on the blog, snazzed up with my favorite app (A Beautiful Mess).  I hope you enjoy!

From 11/17/10

The Amateur Librarian // Thanksgiving 2013

And because our favorite holiday is right around the corner…

From 11/28/11

The Amateur Librarian // Thanksgiving 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

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