title: ““I Am” Poems with Neighborhood Bridges”
description: “To tie I Come From Arizona into their Neighborhood Bridges curriculum, third graders at Jenny Lind Elementary School tackled a writing…”
To tie I Come From Arizona into their Neighborhood Bridges curriculum, third graders at Jenny Lind Elementary School tackled a writing game about where they are from. Using the poem “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon, students practiced their writing skills by creating their own versions of the poem. Read some of their work below!
Some students got creative with the layout of their poem, keeping the core phrase “I am from…” in the center, and adding their own phrases in surrounding bubbles.
Students were eager to share their poems with their classmates. Laura Mann Hill, CTC’s Early Childhood Education Manager and Bridges Teaching Artist, says that the project has taken on a life of its own, and students are even taking their free time to type up their poems to share.
Want to do this activity with your family at home? Check out page 11 of the Audience Resource Guide for I Come From Arizona for the poem and instructions — click here to download.
I Come From Arizona must close on November 25 — don’t miss this must-see production about finding your inner courage and belonging. Get your tickets today at childrenstheatre.org/Arizona!