Stopping By Woods- A Children’s Masterpiece

kids art stopping by woods on a snowy eveningI used to have an art gallery in my elementary school classroom- a large wall where I displayed work by former students of mine.  A mural illustrating Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening was a pivotal piece in the gallery.  I was teaching grade two at Mitchell Elementary School more than twenty years ago when it was created as a group project by Jenna, Tim and Jared in the back row and Rachel, Justin and Deena in the front row.  My students and I had read, discussed and learned to recite the Robert Frost poem. stopping by woods by susan jeffersWe had enjoyed the illustrated version of it by Susan Jeffers and learned the round song made popular by children’s entertainers Sharon, Lois and Bram using the last three lines of the poem.  

child's version stopping by woods As a culminating activity I invited the children to get into groups and create an artistic representation of the poem.  This is what Justin, Deena, Tim, Jenna, Rachel and Jared created. 

I don’t know where all these students are today but I hope they remember Stopping by Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost because their masterpiece depicting its story is the first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear Whose woods these are………

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One response to “Stopping By Woods- A Children’s Masterpiece

  1. gabe

    I walk in the snowy woods of Charleswood all winter long and love this poem. I bet those kids still remember the poem and the teacher who inspired them to create their masterpiece.


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