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What happens when you "read" nature and then write about it? Try integrating drawing and words to create a shape poem!

Explore Drawing Materials: 1. Conté is a type of sketching crayon, try familiarizing yourself with the material by creating simple shapes and lines (crosshatched, dotted, zigzag, etc.) 2. If you were holding the conté like a pencil, try a different way 3. Alter the angle as you draw and notice the various types of marks created 4. Use a stump to create feathering effects, move it in different directions and use different pressures and speeds to note visual contrasts

Explore examples of poems that are designed to be seen through the works of American poet Douglas Kearney, American artist Carrie Mae Weems, and Japanese surrealist Kansuke Yamamoto. Discover ideas for creating your own visual poems inspired by these artists.

Explore Drawing Materials: 1. Use different materials such as conté, colored pencils, and prismacolor. Also try using different types of paper such as toned paper, bristol paper, and white paper 2. Create simple shapes and lines (crosshatched, spiral, zigzag, etc.) 3. Compare and contrast how different materials hold details.

Mother's Day Card

Free!! Mother's Day is all about love. Here’s a Mother’s Day Card printable for children to color, decorate, add more flowers, and add a personal message to Mom. Includes a page of flower line drawings for children to copy and add to the template.

Math Coach's Corner: The Important Thing About Math Year-End Poetry Book. Based on The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, this memory book is sure to be a favorite in your math library year after year. Following the easy structure of an Important Poem, each of your students can create a page for the book. Includes a decorative cover page, teacher instructions, and both primary and intermediate lined paper (3 designs of each). $