National Poetry Month is a week away. Here’s a sneak peak at what I will be doing as well as some great happenings in the kidlit world for National Poetry Month.
April is our state testing month so it is a great time for me to immerse students in poetry. I will be sharing a variety of poems throughout the month, encouraging students to carry a poem in their pocket, and having them write, write, write.
Last year I tried a “Poetry Postcard Project“. Lots of fun. I am holding the second annual “Write a Poem-Send a Postcard” event with my students. Students will send off an original poem to people who would like to receive a poem. And we may just drop random poems around the school. If you wish to receive a poetry postcard, contact me.
I am committed to “30 Days=30 Poems” This is my third year of setting this goal for myself.
Other Poetry News:
Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect has planned a poetry extravaganza. I hope I can keep up. She is interview thirty plus poets over the month. Incredible!
Greg at Gotta Book is posting a previously unpublished poem from a variety of poets during the month.
Anastasia has created a blog for student poems about school. You can find that at Pencil Talk. Hopefully some of my students will write a poem about school so I can share it with Anastasia.
Sylvia at Poetry for Children will be talking up lots of poetry books throughout April.
It is going to be a grand month!