Last week, the two students who had the top poems in the 4th and 5th grade category of our media center poetry contest came in to read and record their poems. You can listen to them here.
Today, 7 more classes came to the media center to read their poetry. Even with power outages and our wireless network crashing, we were able to get every class’s reading recorded. Some of the recordings will have moments in them where the video feed is lost, but all students were recorded. Here are their poetry recordings.
We have some exciting news about this year’s Poem in Your Pocket Day Friday April 15th in the Barrow Media Center. Two things will be happening for the 1st time:
1. Most students will be reading original poetry at our open mic poetry cafe. Many of these poems were entered in our 1st annual media center poetry contest.
2. Parents and other interested individuals will be able to listen to the poetry readings live on the web!
Thanks to our district’s new purchase of Adobe Connect, we will be broadcasting each class’s poetry readings online. An email has been sent out to the PTA listserve with the link to the room. In the spirit of trying to give our students an authentic audience while still maintaining a safe online atmosphere, we do ask that anyone who would like to view our poem in your pocket day poetry readings register at the following link by Friday morning. Because of the number of classes doing poetry readings, we are holding poetry readings on two different days. You will receive a link to our room and can come in and out of the room throughout the day on Friday April 15th and Monday April 18th. The two-day schedule is posted below. We hope you will join us and celebrate each student’s poetry with online snaps and positive vibes. “See” you online 🙂
Poem in Your Pocket Schedule Friday April 15th (Times are EST)
Poem in Your Pocket Schedule Monday April 18th (Times are EST)
Today the University of Georgia Athletic Association had a day of service in Clarke County Schools and the community. We used these volunteers to support the many poetry lessons that are happening in the media center and in individual classrooms. Along with send twelve readers to go into classrooms, the athletic association also purchased 12 new poetry books to donate to our media center. Volunteers went to 5 classrooms: Ms Spurgeon’s PreK, Mrs. Hart’s 1st grade, and Mrs. Oprey, Mrs. Slongo and Mrs. Beshara’s 5th grade classrooms. They read poetry to students and worked alongside students as they wrote poems for our poetry contest and for Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Thank You! to the following volunteers from UGA:
Also many thanks for donating the following books:
You Read to Me I’ll Read to You: very short fables to read together
A Dazzling Display of Dogs
Messing Around on the Monkey Bars
The Underwear Salesman
Every Second Something Happens
The Wonder Book
One Big Rain
The Carnival of the Animals
Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets