Thursday, February 28, 2019
Poetry Friday: Snowman - Cold = Puddle by Laura Purdie Salas
Welcome to Poetry Friday. This week's round up is hosted by TeacherDance blog. Be sure to click over to enjoy all of this week's poetry goodness.
I received a very special package in the mail this week. I was lucky enough to win a copy of SNOWMAN - COLD = PUDDLE: SPRING EQUATIONS (Charlesbridge, 2019) written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Micha Archer.
In this picture book, Laura offers a unique take on the spring season with equation poems. Here are just a few of my favorites.
riverbank + otters = playground
Laura accompanies each equation poem with a brief fun explanation:
Some animals play all year long. In spring, otters slip and slide in the dirty, slushy snow. No mittens. No hats. Just messy, muddy, mucky fun.
seeds - umbrella = flowers
Have you heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers"? Animals might hide from spring rain, but plants drink it up! Seeds need soil, air, and plenty of water to grow.
Laura even left me a special equation poem when she signed the book.
The book ends with a wealth of back matter including author's and illustrator's notes, information on how we know when spring actually starts, and a list of books for further reading.
I challenged myself to create a few equation poems of my own. I added this one to Laura's Equation Poem Padlet:
grandma's chocolate chip cookies + milk = sweet memories
Here is my equation poem ode to winter:
salt + ice + snow = potholes
As I look out the window next to my desk, I'm hoping to see signs of Laura's spring equations very soon!