A short and high-spirited workshop today with home-educated kids Isaac, Loreta and Mollie. First we choose from The Museum of Lost Objects.
We described them to each other, then did 5 minutes focussed free-writing (spelling-and-punctuation-free-as-long-as-you-can-read-it-back). We shared that, chose the best bits. Then we looked at some poems written as cinquains, so there are 5 lines, and each line has a set number of syllables in it: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. We counted on our fingers.
The children used their free-writing notes for ideas for their cinquains, each of which was to accompany their chosen Lost Object into the Museum Cabinet. And here they are: