At the conclusion of our year-long Poetry Residency at Sloat Elementary in San Francisco, our young writers performed some of their favorite pieces for classmates, friends and family at their end-of-year Poetry Cafe. Watch all 8 videos below - bravo to all!
Today is one of the last Why Not Write Wednesday's of the school year. It's a good time to pause and think back on all the fun times you've had this year. Was there a field trip or special activity that you really loved? Do you have special memories of hanging out with classmates or with your teacher?
Now is the perfect time to sit down and capture some of these memories on paper. If you can't remember a specific moment, try writing about what makes your teacher special. Or maybe you are worried about how next year will be different? Capture your worries on paper and you might just find you feel a little better.
Share with us! Post your writing in the comments section of our blog! Better yet, share your memories with your parents, teachers or friends, they will really appreciate it!
The lucky students at Commodore Sloat are finishing up their fifth year of a TMWFI poetry residency. We have seen these young poets learn, grow and create some powerful works of poetry. This week they had a poetry reading at school lead by our Teachers Emily and Celeste. Thanks to our Sloat 3rd graders and parents for being such a respectful audience.
Scroll down to find your child's poem and ask them to perform it for you. If you have time read all the pieces, they are profound, wise, silly and great windows into these kids' minds.
Commodore Sloat 4th grade Poets.
Poems from Mr Kenney's Students:
Poems from Ms. Kabash's Students:
We've been talking to our instructors about what makes them tick - as teachers, as writers and as language lovers! Enjoy learning a little more about Northern Virginia instructor Qinglan "Q" Wang.
What do you learn from your students? I love learning how my students see the world as a place full of color and endless possibilities!
How has teaching impacted your craft? Teaching has brought the art of improvisation and sharpening of writing technique to my personal writing.
What is a favorite word of yours? Use it in a sentence! Mesmerize -- The glint of sun from the pond mesmerized the girl.
Share with us a quote or a poem that has been meaningful to you.
Porcupines by Marilyn Singer
Hugging you takes some practice.
So I'll start out with a cactus.
The young writers from our in-school poetry residency at Commodore Sloat Elementary in San Francisco shook things up by PERFORMING a poem! Enjoy these videos of our 2 classes acting out Kenn Nesbitt's I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO TODAY.