Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Here’s a poem from The Putrid Poetic Ponderings of Louis J. Pasternak, AKA Dr. Skullstench, which I’ll be sharing in serial form right here throughout National Poetry Month. You can learn more here about the story and the downloadable version for easier sharing in your classroom. If you know of teachers who might be looking for a humorous, accessible poetry read-aloud for Poetry Month, please share. Thanks!
This poem is from near the end of the book. Louis writes a blue sticky note to his teacher, Miss Sweetmallow, with every poem, and she replies at the bottom of the page. I’m not sure how the posts will look next month because there’s a lot of formatting in the document. I’m still figuring that out:>) Here’s an image clip of one page.
Poet and kindergarten teacher extraordinaire Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday Roundup today, and she’s sharing both a delightfull(!) “hopefull” poem, plus her musical Poetry Month plans. Pull up your storytime/poetry mats and enjoy!