It’s time to celebrate Poetry Month!

The Library Staff at Zervas invites all students, faculty, staff and families
to celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day on
Thursday, April 26, 2012!

It’s time to celebrate Poetry Month!  For the 3rd year, Zervas will be abuzz with poetry on Poem in Your Pocket Day.  To participate, students and staff will select a poem they love during the next two weeks and then carry it with them to share with classmates, students, teachers, and staff on April 26, 2012. Nationally, poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. We are even hoping to connect with schools around the country via Skype!

Before then, check out our poetry bulletin board as you come into the school, and feel free to “share” a poem in the white border (there will be pens provided!). We want this to be as interactive as possible!

If you would like, please help your child find a poem to bring to school on the 26th.  They may choose a poem from your home collection, they can write their own, or they can use books from school.  Each class is also working on this during library time, so your child may find one at school, too.  If you need additional resources, or are interested, we’ve compiled some Internet resources to assist you with the project.

Zervas Library website: http://www2.newton.k12.ma.us/~erin_broderick – The new Poetry Resources link has  some great online poetry creation tools, as well as some links to finding poems online.

The Library Happenings link showcases a slideshow of what is going on in the library each week, and there are sure to be more poetry related pictures to come!

Ms. Broderick’s Book Blog: http://msbrodericksbookblog.blogspot.com/ – I have challenged myself to write a haiku for each day of April (poetry month).  Some will be blogged about here, along with pictures and stories from library class, and suggested reading!

Thank you in advance for helping to make this a wonderful community-wide celebration of poetry!

Resource: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/406

Erin Broderick
Library Teacher
Zervas Elementary School

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