Saturday, 6 September 2014

Term 3 Week 7

This week we wrote cinquain poems for Father's Day. These are the rules for a cinquain poem according to the Poetry for Kids website:

  1. Cinquains are five lines long.
  2. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line.
  3. Cinquains do not need to rhyme, but you can include rhymes if you want to.
We learnt about syllables by clapping our names. Mokonuiarangi and Hineuamairangi have the most syllables (7), Troy only has one!
Here are some of the poems we wrote. We think our dads / uncles / papas will love them.

My Dad
lovely, happy
loving, hugging, caring
I like to go swimming with Dad
Dad's cool

gentle, clever
loving, biking, sharing
We love to spend time together
Best Dad

My Dad
noisy, funny
thinking, fishing, cooking
I like it when Dad cuddles me
Best Dad

smiley, speedy
cooking, driving, working
Spending time with the family
Flash Dad


  1. Your poems
    special lovely
    sharing caring moving
    words from such a fantastic class

    1. Ka mau te wehi room 11, I love how you replied to Room 1's poems with a poem yourselves. Gosh you are a clever bunch!

  2. Room 1 you are my fantastic class

  3. WOW! Room 1 and Winter your poem is fabulous from MAIA Room1