Thursday, April 14, 2011

Poem in Your Pocket Day = SUCCESS!

Zervas Elementary School was buzzing with students and staff stopping in the hallway and classrooms, pulling folded and crumpled pieces of paper from pockets (there was even a 1st grade girl who CONSTRUCTED pockets for her pants that were pocketless). The poems were read, shared and generally enjoyed by all. Grades 1, 2 and 3 were able to share their poems during library time and 4th graders illustrated their chosen poems in art. 5th graders helped to read a poem over the intercom - and they will continue this every morning after vacation to wrap up poetry month. Kindergarteners saw their acrostic poems decorating the library. All and all - a HUGE success! Here's an outstanding example of a student who created her own poem for the day:

There's a poem in my pocket
by Maggie

There's a poem in my pocket
And I don't know when to read it
There's a poem in my pocket
And I don't know when to feed it

There's a poem in my pocket
And I don't know what to do
There's a poem in my pocket
Can I give it to you?

There's a poem in my pocket
And I'm very confused
There's a poem in my pocket
And it has not been used

There's a poem in my pocket
And it doesn't really fit
There's a poem in my pocket
And this is it.


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