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 ___).
One year I used this addition rainbow craft from Lita Lita as one of our math rotations.
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. Happy Teaching!