Here is a nice way to introduce your young learners to poetry and writing their own poems. Children create their own poems about their favorite quiet-time places. After listening to some poems read aloud by the teacher, each child gets paper, drawing materials, and listens to soft music. An adult writes down the words they dictate as they're drawing, and helps them to put those words to paper. Some beautiful products appear! A clever idea based on the Arthur episode "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary."