Yesterday a fourth grade classroom I work with kicked off their poetry study by mapping their hearts (sans Georgia Heard). Stacey & I did this a few months ago for WNW. This is a great way to kick off poetry in the intermediate grades, because it allows a focus on emotion. As Fletcher says, “Poetry is a container to hold all of our emotions.” What better place to begin than a map of our hearts?
Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.