One of the first grade classrooms has been studying ocean animals. You can read about their experience as information gatherers on this blog post, Can Dolphins Talk to Wails? I decided to try some poetry about their animals. They returned to the library with the nonfiction books that they each wrote. I encouraged the students to create either an acrostic or a shape poem. I gave them a simple form and they set to work. Check it out. They are pretty awesome.