Poetry is one of those things I'd like to expose them to. Some may run with it, some may be happy when we are done. My 8th grader writes beautiful poetry. Honestly, I'm not sure where she picked this up. Maybe the Shel Silverstein books her grandma bought her?
I'm not set on two weeks per class though. I suspect poetry will take us a month or so but we'll see where it takes us. I would also like to spend some time this year on Art Appreciation. I intend to use a couple things I already own like Mommy it's Renoir, and our 7 year old's "Katie" series books.
I started out teaching my K, 2, 3, and 5th graders about Acrostic Poems (hmmm...even my 8th and 9th graders learned from a distance).
We started out with with an Acrostic Poem about their sister Anna and one about Snow