But It’s Still Part of Your World ––– Odes @ Moos

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This week we worked on two different poems, one for 2nd grade and one for 3rd. The second graders learned about stanzas, and delved deeper into understanding poetic line breaks. […]

This Book is a Broken Heart –– Book Poems @ Avondale Logandale

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This week: magical libraries! After exploring the title’s in Albert Goldbarth’s library, we add our to the collection 🙂 Ms. Llagano 4th & 5th Grade Library Jamaris N. This book […]

This Book Can Carry Me When I’m Tired ––– Library Poems @ Moos

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This week: magical libraries! After exploring the title’s in Albert Goldbarth’s library, we add our to the collection 🙂 Ms. Mathes 2nd Grade Library Kendra T. Este libro puede brincar […]

Weaving Words and Worlds: Tapestry and Folding Poems

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I got sucked into the Netflix original 13 Reasons Why a few weeks ago, and though it was uncomfortable and nerve wrecking, I had to see it through. I knew […]

Hands on Stanzas: All Schools Reading live at the Poetry Foundation!

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It’s a bird! It’s a poem! It’s the annual ALL SCHOOLS READING!!!! Wednesday, May 31st Poetry Foundation 61 W Superior St 7-8 PM Join us in celebrating our students at […]

Seasons of Change: Haiku for You

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Today’s children need our ear. No-really. It may seem, more than any other, that this generation is heard: the internet, social media, smart phones every day, every moment in tow, […]

Apply Now: Poetry Center seeks Social Media Intern

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Now seeking: New Social Media Intern! Come join our team! Poetry Center office culture is one of fun and professionalism: everyone is serious about their work, but has fun doing […]

Ars Republica

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Last week was our final (!?) classes for the 4th grade poetry residency. To celebrate, I brought in “The Republic of Poetry” by Martín Espada, and five different students from […]

Billy Collins’ Most Excellent Adventure!

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For our final poem at Washington, I chose, On Turning Ten by Billy Collins. The poem has one looking back while at the same time, looking forward…apropos for a great group […]

It Doesn’t Change Me –– Leadership Poems 💪 @ Darwin Elementary

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This week in poetry: leadership! Darwin Elementary teaches leadership qualities at every grade level. As the school got ready for a leadership writing contest, the 2nd grade teachers asked if we […]