In April: All Things Poetry
Celebrating National Poetry Month with Mrs. Kelly
Poetry at Home for all AGES
April is National Poetry Month, an initiative that allows us to explore language in new and beautiful forms. This newsletter shares some ways that you can explore poetry at home with your children.
Mrs. Kelly - HGJH LMS
Poetry is particularly fun to read to children. The whimsical use of language fires up kids' imaginations. Also, if you're tired, it can be a little easier to read three poems than three chapters of a book :)
Here are some links to child-friendly poetry to read aloud at home:
It's also fun to write poetry with your children. See the link below for all kinds of ideas!
IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO EXPRESS YOURSELF!! HGJH students - are you up for the challenge?
I want to give you the opportunity to share your creativity and express yourself through a poetry slam contest!! First, check out my friend, Ezekiel Garcia's poetry slam submission from 2019. Some of you may remember him from FCA Fields of Faith or FCA summer camp.
***Although his message is powerful and positive, this content is NOT geared towards elementary age children.***
How to participate in a poetry slam
You know I love to make everything a contest! We will narrow it down to our top picks, and then the HG community will be able to vote on their favorite!
I haven't worked out all the details, but check my google classroom in the coming week for rules and deadlines!
For now: start working on how you will express yourself!!
Here are some resources to get you started:
POETRY SLAM CONTEST WINNER WILL RECEIVE A MEAL OF THEIR CHOICE DELIVERED TO THEIR DOOR!!!
Feeling a little burned out? Alternately, are you spending your day with kids who love a good laugh! Check out this poem generator that takes your words and forms them into poetry!!