Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Today was my last with the 4th graders, and to wind up the residency we created centos in each class. Read all about it here, and thanks to the teachers for making me feel welcome!
I hope to be back at Skinner West next year. Happy (almost) summer, everyone!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Last week, in addition to teaching the second-to-last classes with my 4th grade students at Skinner West, the Poetry Center hosted its end of the year All Schools Reading celebration at the Cultural Center. Three 2nd graders from earlier in the residency, along with three readers from my current 4th grade classes were able to attend, and everyone did a terrific job! I was similarly impressed by the student poets from other participating schools; it was great to meet my students' parents, as well as other host teachers involved with the program, and to hobnob with fellow poets-in-residence. It was an amazing night!
|Audience at All School Reading|
For last week's classes, we read and discussed "One Train May Hide Another" by Kenneth Koch, and students wrote poems about things that are hidden. Here are some of them at work:
|Mrs. Carlson's class|
Looking forward to this week's classes!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Last week, we read Delmore Schwartz's sonnet, "The Beautiful American Word, Sure," and Skinner students wrote poems about their own favorite words.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Last week, my 4th grade students at Skinner West read Jane Kenyon's poem, "My Mother" and then wrote about family members. Read all about it here.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The spring edition of Excited Utterance is upon us! The May 18th show features myself, as curator, host and co-reader, along with Kenyatta Rogers and Kathleen Rooney. Full bios are available on the homepage as well as the Facebook event.
7 pm at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark Street. Reservations are highly recommended: 773-929-3680. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 08, 2014
|Last day with Mrs. Beaudry's class|
The upside of this is that the site has finally undergone a long-needed facelift. It's brighter, cleaner, and more navigable now -- please check it out, and in particular the work of my students to date, including my last 2nd grade classes and all the poems from 4th graders through today.
More to come!
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