Recently, the sounds of poetry could be heard drifting through the school as the students and teachers shared the poems they had stashed in their pockets. Every year, the Tilden community joins with the rest of the country to celebrate poetry with Poem in Your Pocket Day.
It was a normal Monday in the halls of Tilden, when suddenly a group of walking, talking books paraded through the halls and classrooms! As it turns out, it was the third graders, who were celebrating a book project called Become Your Book. What an exciting day for this group of readers, as well as the rest of the Tilden community.
Writing, reading, memorizing, and reciting poetry is a challenging and exciting part of Tilden’s curriculum. To celebrate the power of poetry and to honor National Poetry Month, Tilden’s students and teachers spent a wonderful day sharing favorite poems. On April 30, we each tucked a favorite poem into our pocket (or shoe!) ready to spread a little poetic sunshine.
The fourth graders recently put to use the fundamental skills of researching a topic and then writing a report, and their outstanding animal reports reflect their efforts. The seven-paragraph reports are accompanied by artwork, maps, and poetry, which add depth and interest to their projects.