Spring is here, even if the weather here in the Pacific NW doesn’t show it. Since this is the time of year I usually started our weather study, it always seemed like a great excuse to write some rainbow poems to brighten up the classroom!
I started with a class brainstorm on an anchor chart. Students shared different ideas for each color and I recorded them as we went:
Next, students headed back to their seats and began to write their poems. Some years it was a super simple format (red is a ___) and other years we wrote similes (as red as a ___).
I love this rainbow graphic because it has room for all seven colors. It comes from A Little Peace of Africa. You can find it here.
One year I used this addition rainbow craft from Lita Lita as one of our math rotations.
I figured we could do double duty and add our rainbow poems to the cloud. You can see that some of my kids worked on the 2-digit problems included with the craft and others had 3-digit problems I added for them.You can get your own copy of this rainbow craft here.
These rainbow crafts would look great on a bulletin board or hanging from your ceiling. This was always an easy, low-cost way to brighten the classroom and get students excited about our weather study.
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