Scribe Post, December 1

Monday, December 1, 2008
Today in class, we did Poetry! We had a sub. because Mr. Harbeck was away. Her name was Mrs. Hay!
We started our poems on the five topics that we are suppose to write about. This will be due this Friday (December 5). The five topics that we were suppose to make poems on were:
-Adding Integers
-Subtracting Integers

-Partitive Division
-Quotative Division
-The "Rule of Multiplying" Integers

Mr. Harbeck also gave us a few types of poetry forms that we could use to make up our poetry. This was also posted on the Sargent Park Math Zone site.
The different types of poetry forms are:

The haiku consists of 3 lines. 1st line should have 5 syllables, 2nd line having 7 syllables, last line having 5 syllables
The tanka has 5 lines. The first three lines, start off the same has the Haiku. The 4th and 5th line has 7 syllables
There are two ways to write a cinquain. They are 5 lines in length. The first form of cinquain, starts with a one word topic (noun). The second line has two adjectives describing the noun, the third line has three action words (verbs), the fourth line should have a four word phrase, then the last line should end with a word that has the same meaning as the topic word or another word that is equivalent.
The second way to write a cinquain, is to start the first line with words, or a two-syllable word. The second line would have to have anything that is 4 syllables describing the topic. The third line should have anything that is 6 syllables expressing an action. The fourth line will have anything that is 8 syllables expressing feeling. The final line should have anything that is two-syllables, and must be a synonym to the topic.
Free Verse Poem
This type of poetry does not have to follow any rules, you can make it anyway as long as it stays on topic. You can include sentences, but you do not have to, you can instead just write a page of words. For this to be a good poem, you should use strong vocabulary and colourful words.
For an easier way to explain on how to write diamantes, here is an interactive website that can teach, and give you examples on how to make diamante poetry, CLICK HERE
A picture poem can be made up of letters, words or sentences. The finished poem should end up looking like a picture, that is related to your topic that you are writing about. There is an example near the bottom of this post.

You must use at least 3 different types of poetry. You must make at least one poem for each of the five topics.
Here are some examples of poetry, you can try and gues
s what type of poetry it is:

Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.

Jail, boring.
Learning, playing, eating.
Stupid, strange, tired, grumpy.

I didn't create any of these poems, so I do not take credit.

Well, that's all for today, I pick the next scribe to be... Braden.


  1. Liem 8-17 said...

    Kevin Good Job! You showed what we did today word for word. You also showed examples of poems. I liked the picture poem, ITS A TREE COOL! I also see that you posted a site too.

    Very well done!(:

    December 1, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

  2. Karen 8-17 said...

    GOOD JOB Kevin!
    You did a great job by explaining what we did in class. Now, time to criticize your work. You didn't have any errors-WOW! KOODOS for that! But you should of explained what a Haiku is, what a Tanka is, etc.
    You explained what to do really well and you put examples. I like your examples especially the picture poem, it's a TREE-COOL!
    it's good that you didn't take credit of the examples- and by the way is freakin' WOW-mazing!!
    Your scribe is great but I think you can still improve it by putting pictures or links where it shows more examples, just suggesting, even if you already did but you know just saying and by putting colors so everyone will be more interested in reading or looking at your scribe post. ( everyone loves colors, show the RAINBOW
    I also like the fact that you put links, like when you click the word a site will appear like sargent park math zone. Very well done! I would totally suggest that you put a video but in this case I guess you really don't need a video. And by the way your scribe is pretty short but it still has all the important stuff and you still explained everything<--don't worry this is a good thing!;P Okay im going to be quiet now.
    FANTASTIC! You did an awesome job! Keep up the good work!
    and again show the rainbow next time;), okay I'll be quiet now:)

    December 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM  

  3. Kevin 8-17 said...

    Okay, thanks people, I'll fix it tomorrow or soon, I have to do other homework. But thanks !

    December 1, 2008 at 9:03 PM  

  4. joysie817 said...

    Great Job, Kevin. I really like how you used your colours and How you showed your examples. It was great that you put a link in your scribe, and didnt take credit of the examples that you put on your scribe.

    It would have really helped though if you explained the other ways too. Other than that I don't see any mistakes.

    And once again, Great Scribe! ☺

    December 1, 2008 at 9:10 PM  

  5. Giselle 8-17 said...

    Hi Kevin! Great job! I didn't find any spelling errors, except for the fact that you said, "You can only use the same type of poetry 3 times."
    This is wrong. We have to use 3 different types of poetry as the minimum.
    Anyways, nice scribe! I think I'll finish off by agreeing with Karen!

    This scribe is WOW-tastic! :)

    December 1, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

  6. linda 8-17 said... This comment has been removed by the author.

    December 1, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

  7. nikki 8-17 said...

    Great job Kevin! I liked the poem that showed a picture of a tree and I liked how you added links to your scribe. I didn't see any mistakes, but you should explain what some poems are. Keep up the good work!

    December 2, 2008 at 7:30 AM  

  8. camille817 said...


    Hey good job on your scribe post Kevin, I don't know really what to say because I can't top Karen's book (her comment if you didn't get it;p )
    anyway keep up the good work! :)

    December 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM  

  9. Anonymous said...

    good job kevin nice peoms to but why did you have to pick me lol

    December 2, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

  10. Kevin 8-17 said...

    Thanks guys for commenting, I'll fix it now, and I didn't know who else to pick, Braden, haha.

    December 2, 2008 at 7:19 PM  

  11. peachy 8-41 said...

    Good Job on this scribe. Maybe you should have labelled the examples you have at the bottom, so people would know what kind of poems they are. But that's okay! Nice introduction to Poetry! :)

    December 2, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

  12. ThatsSoSick said...

    heyy thank youu this scribe is going to help me with my project laters :D (good job that you posted it all)

    December 3, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

  13. Sara (U of R) said...

    Great post, Kevin! Excellent explainations of the different types of poetry. Having "guess the type" at the end was very creative! Also, good work with the links too.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:00 PM  

  14. Kevin 8-17 said...

    Thanks for commenting guys. Peachy, thanks you for pointing that out to me, but I made it purposely so the people have to guess what type of poem it is, but thanks for the comment!! ThatsSoSick, your welcome (:. Thank you Sara for the comment!! :D

    December 3, 2008 at 5:24 PM  

  15. peachy 8-41 said...

    Oh no! Sorry about that, I didn't see it. I tend to read really fast sometimes, and miss some words. ._., I'm sorry about that!

    December 4, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

  16. Kevin 8-17 said...

    It's okay. Thanks for commenting anyway :D

    December 4, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

  17. courtneyc 8-17 said...

    KEVIN, wow good scribe!
    I like how you explained the different types of poetry, and how you used your colours it really made the words stand out.

    good job! (:

    December 4, 2008 at 10:30 PM  

  18. Alexandra817 said...

    KEVIN , good job. Wow nice poems at the bottom. LOL , well the school one was kind of mean? Still pretty cool though. Good job on writing practically EVERYTHING we had to do for the poems & explaining the different poems.
    Keep up the good work!

    December 5, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

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