Is it grammar, poetry or art?


Who would have thought that a cup of coffee in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney on the weekend would lead to a lesson plan. The bamboo spoon that came with the coffee was just too nice to leave behind and as we chatted an idea emerged. Teach students the grammatical pattern, noun, verb, adverb (or adjective, noun, verb, adverb). Ask students to think of words all starting with the same letter and write them on the spoon handle. Now we have a grammatical pattern and alliteration. Next ask students to draw the image on the bowl of the spoon.

When we figure out how to put a hole in each spoon and connect them with fishing line to a rod then we will have an art installation as well! I would write more but I need to go and buy a pack of bamboo spoons.