Students wrote a poem in centers this week with a partner and created a piece of art to represent the poem. We looked at some of Alison Strine’s artwork and wanted to replicate her style using our poems as the theme. Students first glued newspaper to a piece of cardboard, chose their background color, and then painted over the newspaper. Next, students cut different pictures out of magazines to create an image that represented what their poem was about. They made a collage using the magazine cuts and glued it on the center of the cardboard. Finally, students picked an important line or phrase from their poem, typed the words, and then glued them on their cardboard. It was a fun project and we were very pleased with the final product!