Friday, May 15, 2015

Poetry Friday

Yesterday the members of our after school book club retrieved the poetry posters that we shared with our school community from hallway bulletin boards.  We spent the month of April reading and sharing poetry.  Students marked favorite poems with sticky notes.  I copied them and we posted them onto construction paper in preparation for our poetry blitz.  This is one of those things that I always wanted to do as a classroom teacher, but never found the time.  We had fun putting them up around the school and loved watching students and teachers pause for a poetry break.

The members of our club also handed out poems during lunch on Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Carrie, Bowman, our local KCLS librarian who partners with me to host the book club, led this project which included cutting out poems, rolling, and tying ribbons.  Here are some pictures from that day:

As I pack away our poetry month fun, I'm already thinking about ways to bless our school with poetry every month.  Maybe "Books, Brownies, and Beyond" (our latest idea for a catchy club name) could have a dedicated bulletin board for sharing our literacy fun!

So grateful for this community where we celebrate poetry every week of the year.  This week's roundup of poetry love is hosted by Diane Mayr at Random Noodling.


  1. "Poetry blitz" what a fun and descriptive way to talk about the past month's events. Everyone seems to be all smiles! Congratulations!

  2. I love the lunchtime photos of all those kids having fun with poems! "Books, Brownies, and Beyond" - great group name! :-)

  3. The combination of books and brownies is unbeatable! It looks like everyone had fun giving the gift of poetry. It's like Christmas! :-)