Thanks to SLMC Mary Howell, students and staff at South Davidson enjoyed a variety of poetry activities this month in the library media center. April may be almost over, but there are some great ideas here for next year. If you have ideas to share, please comment below!
Poems and Pastries
The faculty and staff of South Davidson Middle and High enjoyed poetry and pastries Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 as a part of their month long National Poetry Month celebration. This event was highlighting “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Teachers enjoyed a poem and a pastry before school then headed to class with a bag of poems to share with students.
Passive Poetry Displays
Library Aides constructed a display of book spine poems for students to enjoy. For more information on "book spine poetry" click here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/alycia-zimmerman/super-simple-book-spine-poetry/.
Also, students were able to create "Push Pin Poetry" using a bulletin board and words clipped from magazines and newspapers. Students select words and pin them in place to create random prose.
Mrs. Howell also emptied the 811 section to put many poetry books on display for students to browse. Featured titles included Shel Silverstein, Jacquelin Woodson, Gary Soto and others.
Public Library Visit
Finally, the public library came in to do a program for middle school students. Branch manager, Susan Craven, visited 7th graders for a hands on activity using poetry.
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