We are so excited that National Poetry Month is already here! In just 2 weeks, we will be celebrating Poem In Your Pocket Days. On April 11th & 12th, students in every class will come to the library to our open microphone poetry cafe. The tables will be setup with tablecloths, lanterns, and poetry books. A stool and microphone will be available for students to come up and read their original and favorite poetry for their class to hear. Once again, we will be broadcasting all of this live online via Adobe Connect. This has become a very special event for students because they are able to get their writing and favorite poems out to a much larger audience. When people type comments in the chat feature of Adobe Connect, I always share those with students in the moment. It creates a big pulse of energy in the group. We’ve had family, friends, and other schools tune in from as far away as Afghanistan and England and as close by as the classroom next to us! We hope you will join us to listen to our poems and leave some comments. Here is the schedule:
Thursday April 11, 2013
Friday April 12, 2013
To login to Adobe Connect, follow these instructions:
- Go to http://clarkecounty.adobeconnect.com/barrowmediacenter
- Click “enter as guest”
- Type your name
- Click “enter room” & wait to be approved
- Enjoy listening to the poetry and type your comments for students in the chat box.
Leading up to the event, we are having an original poetry contest. All entries are due by this Friday and prizes/certificates will be awarded in multiple categories in PreK-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th grades.
Students and teachers are also contributing to a crowd sources poem that I will carry in my pocket on Poem In Your Pocket Day called “Our Library is Not a Quiet Place”. They are submitting lines through a Google Form. You are welcome to submit lines, too. Just go to this link.