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Help your students be poets by thinking about the real meaning of Christmas, Christ! Cute clip art to color and cute poems to share with your students' families at Christmas Eve. Over 14 poems to create! Essential questions and kid-friendly Rubric included! Suitable for grades first through fourth.
*Anaphora - I AM poem: Have your students put themselves in the place of Jesus and write what baby Jesus would say. They can be silly, serious or use rhymes to fill in the blanks!
• “as” Poem: have your students put any title and use similes to describe the angel. For example: “Angels,” sweet as candy, shiny as stars, etc.
• Jesus my, have your students complete in the blanks to describe Jesus.
• *Epimone - How is my school? My school is friendly…My school is great, etc.
• A name, a wonderful person: Have your students write BABY JESUS and describe him using each letter. This is an Acrostic Poem.
• Stars: Have your students describe stars with adjectives: shiny, enormous, etc.
• Wise Men. Have your students complete what comes to their minds when they think about them.
• * Antistasis – School and Vacation: Have fun with antonyms. “Vacation’s days go fast, School’s days go slow.” “Vacation means free time, school means busy time”!
• Walking Stable: Have your students pretend they are walking in the stable where Jesus was born and use words to describe sights, sounds, smells and textures found in it.
• Christmas is in the air: Have your students complete the blanks, by rhyming each line to make a great poem!
• Come on, December has just Begun! Have your students complete in the blanks. Let them be creative and make up words.
• *Anaphora - Our Favorite Christmas Color! Students have to agree on one color and then each student decides separately an object of that color that they like the most. We all like green, like in the tree. We all like green, like the grass, etc.
• A New Year! Complete in the blanks by telling your expectations, your experiences that you will like to have, how you would like to know more about God, your friends and your teachers, etc.
• *Anadiplosis – Shepherds: have your students come up with anything that may end with the word “shepherd”, just words though!
More ideas for Christian teachers at Christian schools go to my blog "We celebrate Learning with Jesus" http://wecelebratelearning.wordpress.com/