Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Poem in Your Pocket Day-April 29th

Tomorrow...National Poem in Your Pocket Day.   Our school literacy committee has been promoting this day.  We created a "pocket" template for each student to write or copy their favorite poem on and keep it in their pocket all day.  It's something to bring an awareness to poetry (National Poetry Month), an awareness to poetry analogies and books, and an awareness to literacy.

Fifth graders took flip cams around the school and shot clips of students and teachers reading their poems.  They've been sharing them on the morning announcements live video feed all week.  Primary and intermediate buddies got together to work on their poems for the day.  At the end of the day on Friday, we're having a Poem In Your Pocket Pop!  A time where the whole school is focused on reading and sharing poetry.   I'm excited to see so much enthusiasm for something so little, so small, but can reap great rewards.

I've been thinking about what poem will be in my pocket and I chose bubble wrap because I LOVE popping it.  We are forever receiving packages at our home because of my husband's work and my favorite thing is to lay the bubble wrap on the kitchen floor and dance on it.  My children enjoy hearing the popping sound and join in.  A little elementary, I know, but it makes me sooooooo happy.  I laugh. I smile.  I live in the moment.

Bubble Wrap, Bubble Wrap
Bubble wrap, bubble wrap,
pop, pop, pop.
Wrapped around my bottom.
Wrapped around my top.

I'm double-wrapped in bubble wrap
It's covering my clothes.
It's wrapped around my fingers.
It's wrapped around my toes.

I've wrapped myself in bubble wrap
exactly as I'd planned.
But now I'm tied so tightly,
I can barely even stand.

I'm having trouble walking.
I can hardly even hop.
I guess I'll have to roll today.
Pop, pop, pop.
Have a great Poem in Your Pocket day tomorrow!!! 

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