This website has a bunch of great poetry ideas for students in elementary school. In Atwell’s article, “Finding Poetry Everywhere”, she expresses the importance but also challenge of including poetry in the literary curriculum. Atwell says that only 3% of what we teach in language arts is poetry, and explains that many teachers do not think they are good enough at it to teach it and are really just afraid of it.
Students begin drawing an organic shape on a large pc construction paper. Cut out - re-trace it on another piece copy the line only a little smaller. Keep up until pieces become small. Once all pieces are cut out - start to glue together put a small piece of styrofoam in between to show height. Place styrofoam above one another, easier to press down as built up.- created via http://pinthemall.net
Favela Brasil A favela (Portuguese pronunciation: [faˈvɛlɐ]) is the generally used term for a shanty town in Brazil. In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many freed black slaves moved in.