Friday, May 3, 2013

Poem In Your Pocket Day #napowrimo

April is National Poetry Month. All month our students have been reading, writing, and even drawing poetry. We've learned that poetic devices like alliteration and personification add spice to any writing.

At left is a poem written by a student that expresses the positive feelings that poetry shares.

On April 18th, the school celebrated "Poem in Your Pocket Day."  Many students and staff kept one of their own poems, or one of their favorite poems in their pocket to share with people throughout the day.

Ms Whitelaw's class and Ms Williams's class each used the writing process to write their own poems. Mr. Rogers's students all had poems in their pockets, and asked everyone else if they remembered to carry one.

One student carried her poetry book out in the hall, and shared a humorous poem with her friend. Poetry is magic, it's emotion and imagery wrapped together to bring us understanding of how the things that matter work: joy, sorrow, forgiveness, nature.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 have written poetry all month and will soon be adding their favorites here.

Here is one of our favorite poems, War Dance Soup, by Phil George:

This evening I prepared War Dance Soup
before the Many Trails Powwow.

Her recipe was the same:
boiled stew meat
meadow onions
sprinkled flour and salt

Somehow, Grandmother's flavor
of the singing and her pinewood fire

I could not add

The primary students also write poetry -- enjoy this slide show:

What is your favorite poem? Please add it in a comment. What did you do for National Poetry Month?

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