Rhymes, Rhythms and Repetition: Poetry by EK's Kindergarten
This quarter, EK's Kindergarten explored poetry as a fun way to express themselves through writing. We read and listened to poetry from Nikki Giovani's collection of poems and hip hop lyrics in the book, "Hip Hop Speaks to Children". Students worked on writing poems that demonstrated rhyming, repetition and/or rhythm. Once the poems were written we practiced reciting them in a rhythmic pattern. Then each student went into the "studio" with musician Phil Cook and recorded their poem to a beat using a beat machine. Take a listen to their amazing creations below, be sure to listen for rhymes, rhythms and repetition!