Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poems, Red Carpets and Sidewalk Chalk: The Pefect Day

Today was the BEST BEST BEST BEST day.  Combining Poem in Your Pocket Day with the first annual Zervas Red Carpet Book Trailer premiere was just magical.  Highlights included poetry slams in all 2nd and 3rd grade classes, teachers going around the lunch table and EVERY single person sharing the poem in their pocket, seeing the "Ask me about the poem in my pocket" stickers on almost ALL of the students, hearing the principal exclaim, "Two students have asked me about my poem and school hasn't even started yet!" and then seeing him later in the morning in a tuxedo, playing Ryan Seacrest, interviewing the "movie stars" on the red carpet. And I can't forget the end of the day when 5th graders went outside to write their poems in sidewalk chalk on the playground!  Special thanks to all who came to support, and to the 4th grade classroom who were our special guests!  I'm already rambling, I'll let pictures tell the rest.
Preparing my credentials for the day...
A poem one of my 3rd graders shared today - it was amazing.

Mr. Griffin welcomes Mr. O'Rourke's class to the red carpet and preps them for "star sightings"!

Our debonair interviewer with hard-hitting questions...


Students took the initiative to make awards for each other!
This poem, written by the scribe's twin sister had a twist ending...






Days like today are why I believe I have the BEST BEST BEST job ever.

1 comment:

Red Bridge Studio said...

love love love it! What a fantastic way to engage students.