Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I wanted to give Wealthy Elementary School a small thank you gift for having me spend a week sharing poetry and nonfiction excitement with its students. So, I decided to write a poem. It’s hard to capture how involved and positive, and supportive this school’s community is. These kids are so blessed to be at a school where the administration, staff, and parents all work so closely together to create great learning opportunities for the kids. I’ve never been at a school where all the different factions spoke so highly of each other. And it showed in the attitudes and writing of the students, too.
So, for Wealthy Elementary School, here are some of the things I saw or experienced while I was there. Some are related to teachers, others to students, etc. If you aren’t the principal working on an Aladdin prop for the school musical or the mom who brought me mint tea (twice!) for my sore throat or the teacher who showed me her students’ poetry work…well, you might not recognize every reference. But each little piece adds to what makes your school special. Thanks for having me! Extra special shout-outs to Principal Morey, teachers Kim Doele (the Poetry Pied Piper) and Stacey Goodman, and parents Abbi and Nikki (spelling?)–and all the young writers!
Also, the Sunday night Twitter #istelitchat will be about the Power of Poetry. Hope you can join in!
Finally, head on over to the Poetry Friday Roundup today with Donna at Mainely Write!