We'll also have a week of Magnetic Poetry at lunch during the week of April 16th to 20th. What's that you say? What's magnetic poetry? Well it's:
individual words—often related to a particular theme or topic—printed on small magnets which can be creatively arranged into poetry on a metal surface.
Poetry Slam April 26th
Where: On the stage
When: At lunch
Prizes awarded for: Most original
Best use of rhyme
Poetry must be submitted to Mrs. G for review before the 26th.
What's that you say? What's a poetry slam? Well it's: a competition where poets read or recite original work in front of judges and an audience.
Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27th
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Poem in Your Pocket Day was stated in 2002 in New York City as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. Then in 2008, the Academy of American Poets made the initiative national, encouraging individuals across the country to join in. We've been participating for the last 3 years and each year more students get involved.
We'll be sharing our pocket poems on Thursday for Poem in Your Pocket day. Students and staff will share their poems with each other all day. In the library there will be a poetry (of course) scavenger hunt.