Art!

My first day of my 20 week residency at Washington really wowed me! The students were eagerly brilliant and so we dug right in to examine William Carlos William’s minimalist Imagist style poem, The Locust Tree in Flower. This poem was brought about (in part)  by William’s interest in examining minimal and abstract art of the day.

Lesson Note: As students juggled words and grammar line by line to describe an object, their attention is turned ‘inside the box’ of a simple poetic format. How do we describe something using minimal words/language. What words do we use/make up?

Here are some of their wonderful examples.

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
Group 2

Galaxies
Saul G.

Beyond
the
astonishing
Milky Way
Galaxy
lie
other
galaxies
waiting
potentially
to
be
discovered
by
kourageous
people

School Trip
Alexa V.

beyond
happy
exsited
lavenoohed
school
beyond

-The Rain Falling-
Gianna M.

rain
above

sad
hurted
falling down
quickly
upon
pavement

Basketball Hoop
Yeimi D.

slowly
Through
Hoops
exciting
happy
near
time
Quickly

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
Group 1

Playground
Daneila M.

child
ontop
Playground
Pandicorn
fast

 

Playground
Damariz R.

Beyond
beneath
dark
cold
(Missablence)
ocean

 

Playground
Solmariety R.

Beyond the fence
Among the hidden
Beneath the hearth is cold and
white. Before the broken. As
shiny as a bright wet leaf.

Playground
Eric B.

For
The
big
Fast
Slow
Far
Jegwish

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
Group 3

Open then Close
Briana C.

Field
Barren
Fum
Over
Tall
Alleyway
Scary

Winter
Matthew S.

White

Snow

Above

Slowly

Falling

Ewing Ave
Viviana M.

long
spriical
quickly
Old
dull
quiet
tantalizing
weirdly

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