THE FIFTH GRADE POETRY CELEBRATION!

This year I tried something new in Fifth Grade. For National Poetry Month, I had each fifth grader choose a poem that they liked: they used books or the internet to search for a good poem that “spoke” to them. Then each student performed in front of their classmates the next week in Library class. I had a few “judges” who helped me choose the top presenters in each class. Then those 18 students memorized their poems, continued to practice in Library classes (and sometimes in Music and Art, too) until the big day finally arrived….when they would present in front of the whole school.

Cameron started us off with her poem, "Influence."

Cameron started us off with her poem, “Influence.”

Carter brought his hockey stick to lend authenticity to his poem about his favorite sport.

Carter brought his hockey stick to lend authenticity to his poem about his favorite sport.

We had some jitters and lots of excitement. On Wednesday, after the all-school assembly to practice for the Spring Concert, my 18 wonderful presenters took the stage and wowed their audience. I was so proud of them! The poems ranged from serious poems by Robert Frost and Edna St. Vincent Millay to silly poems by Jack Prelutsky and, of course, Shel Silverstein. We even had poems about zombies and hockey. We will definitely do it again next year!

Here are the eighteen students, happy that they met their challenge.

Here are the eighteen students, happy that they met their challenge.

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2 Comments on “THE FIFTH GRADE POETRY CELEBRATION!”

  1. chaia Says:

    Oh man. All I can say: GOOD JOB PEOPLE! THAT WAS AWESOME!

  2. chaia Says:

    I love poetry. Wish I was there….


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