We have been completing a unit on elephants and their adaptations. My students have been reading that though elephants have both structural and behavioral adaptations, their ecosystem is being threatened by human population. These stories stirred a passion in my students to want to bring attention to the challenges faced by elephants. In our previous lesson, they created posters and then public service announcements, but now they wanted to take it one step further with poetry.
The students shared their poems with each other and then the school. We even created a Poet-tree in the hallway and shared our poems with the school. Here is the completed poetry display.