Willowbrook is celebrating National Poetry Month! Several grade levels have already moved into a poetry writing unit. Teacher Jen Schmidt and Librarian April Eichmiller have created an interactive poetry display outside the library. Students are jotting down small poems and dropping them into pockets to share. Other students are reaching in and taking a poem to enjoy. This activity was inspired by the April 18 Poem in Your Pocket Day. #pocketpoem
Our school librarian is hosting the annual Poetry Cafe next week. Throughout the week, classrooms sign up to visit and read their poetry into a standing microphone. The library is transformed into a Beatnik club. Classes never know who might make a guest appearance.
According to author Edward Hirsch, “Poems are like messages in a bottle sent out with little hope of finding a recipient. Those of us who find and read poems become their unknown addresses”.