It's hard to bring such a great unit to an end, but to help us celebrate we created a classroom poetry anthology. I sorted through their writing folders and took out a few of their best poems. Then each poet chose one from that selection that they wanted to publish. As a class, we came up with a name and dedication page. I copied it all 25 times over, so each child would have their own copy of the anthology. I took a few pictures of some poems I thought you might enjoy reading.
I'm really hoping that when these writers are studying or writing poetry during the next 11 years they'll appreciate and enjoy it a whole lot more than I ever did. Job well done if that's the case.