Saturday, February 18, 2012

I am Poetry

I Am Poetry

Here is a poetry project that I did the first week of school.  I was going through pictures from this year and never shared these.  The kids loved making them and they look great hanging up or in a binder.  Here are the sheets that I created to use for publishing.

Some of my students used their extra pieces to put in their journals.

I was inspired by the pictures on the bottom left and the "I am" sheet on the right.  They were both one of my first pins that I found on Pinterest last summer.  The "I am" sheet is from the blog below.  I used the sheet for pre-writing.

One Extra Degree

Click on the image below on the right  to download.

 I cut pieces of scrapbook paper and cardstock to fit in the trading card sleeves. (you can get ten pieces if you cut them 3 1/2" by 2 1/2")  You can buy the sleeves at Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, etc.

I had them decorate both sides so I could hang on a clothesline that goes across the classroom for Open House.  They picked picked out 17 lines from the poem and added one picture.

Here are a few more samples.



  1. I had seen that on Pinterest this summer and was going to try it but never got around to it. Yours came out SO cute! Next year for sure :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  2. I just found your blog and it is wonderful! I LOVE this idea!! I did something like this in a scrapbooking class once, but never thought of using it with my classroom! Thanks for the great idea! And if you get a chance, I would love if you would stop by my blog!

    Lessons with Laughter

  3. Thanks for the positive feedback! I hope you can use this idea in your classrooms!

  4. LOVE this idea, Kelly! I never would have thought of using baseball card sleeves to show off student poetry. Thanks for sharing!


  5. What a great idea! I just found your blog and I am excited to see what you have in store!


  6. I can't open the first I am document. Can you please re-post the link?


  7. Too cute! I am adding this to my Back-to-School ideas. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  8. Can't wait to try this with my 3rd graders. Love the fact that you used the trading card sheets to hold everything together.