We will celebrate poetry by creating pocket poems and displaying them in the hallway for all the enjoy. All month long there will be different events in the library as well. For links to a selection of poetry sites check out the Poetry Page on the library blog. Take some time and savor a poem for yourself.
All month in the library. Check out the display, get a game board and play. Your goal will be to find out which book the pocket poem came from. Fill in the game board and return it to Mrs. G for entry into a drawing for a prize.
Poetry Slam April 17th
Where: On the stage
When: At lunch
All participants will receive a little token of appreciation for being brave enough to read your pocket poem on stage.
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... we'll be reading our pocket poem selections.
Poem in Your Pocket Day April 18th
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. We'll be sharing as well.
Shel Silverstein Day in the library at lunch April 19th. Videos will be playing of Shel reciting his poetry. He is very animated and his recitations are very amusing.
Magnetic Poetry will be at lunch in the library during the week of April 22nd to 26th. 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.
Poem in Your Pocket Day was started 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 4 years and each year more students get involved.