Poetry and Art
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Poetry and art on a field trip? I can't think of anything better. What a wonderful day we had. Our fifth graders visited the Columbus Art Museum today to see beautiful art and explore poetry writing. We each received a blank book and a pencil. As the docent led us around, we stopped at different pieces of art to wonder and imagine and write. The kids' words poured out onto the page. Kids who usually don't share much in class became prolific poets and were eager to share their creations. And our docent was the best. As it got closer and closer to the time to leave, she said, "Oh, I have to show you just one more thing." She said that THREE times. Yes, we were one of the last ones to get back to the bus, but it was worth it. Tomorrow, we will take our poems and create our own art to go with them.