Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Today I presented the Tanka poem to the class and I thought it went pretty well. I think I explained everything clearly and I think everyone understood. Below you will see my Tanka and those of other students who were inspired by my teaching.

From Corinne:
A shattered window
To send shivers down my spine
Through a creaky door
Is.there any more to come?
These questions I dare to ask.

From Tessa:
Darkness up above
Bright moon with surrounding stars
Bats screeching in trees
Possums running round all night,
Sunrise, possums and bats hide.

The sun shines right down
with rays of heat and sunshine
Rain soon comes around
Wind twirls and whirls through the trees
Weather unpredictable


  1. Wow Grade 5/6 you have done an amazing job. Your poetry is very thoughtful and interesting.

    My Grade 1/2's have been learning about poetry. We have a poetry blog if you would like to have a look http://12poetry.global2.vic.edu.au/

    Maybe your class could teach my class about the poetry you have learnt?

    From Miss Gale

  2. Hi Miss Gale,

    This morning some of our students have tried out a Dylan Thomas Portrait. They have used your students to teach and inspire them.Thank you grade 1/2 for being our teachers today!

    Tessa http://12poetry.global2.vic.edu.au/

    Chloe http://chloemch.global2.vic.edu.au/

    Jamie http://jamiemch.global2.vic.edu.au/

    Rosie http://rosiessl.global2.vic.edu.au/2014/05/23/dylan-thomas-portrait/

    Steph http://stephanietsl.global2.vic.edu.au/2014/05/23/dylan-thomas-portrait/

    Cooper http://cooperm.global2.vic.edu.au/

  3. http://tessam.global2.vic.edu.au/ oops wrong link for Tess in the previous post!

  4. Wow! You guys have very well-written poetry! I think our class should do projects on poetry like you.