One of our newer traditions at Barrow is to participate each year in Poem In Your Pocket Day. This national event takes place on April 27 this year, but due to our state testing, we will celebrate a bit early.
On these days, all students carry an original or favorite poem throughout the day and come to the library for a 20-30 minute slot to share poems on our open microphone. I setup a poetry atmosphere with decorations, and each student has a moment to share poems. We celebrate with rounds of snaps and quiet claps.
We also broadcast this live on Youtube Live(Google Hangouts On Air) so that other schools, family, and community can join in the 2 days of fun. If you watch live, you are highly encouraged to tweet your snaps of celebration for students so that they can see your tweets on our media center projector. They love to get shout outs.
Visit our Smore page for a full schedule as well as links to every live feed. As each feed ends, it is automatically archived to Youtube for your future enjoyment.
It’s already amazing to see where in the world people are taking a look at our event.