In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, Eastport Elementary School students studied various forms of poetry and created their own poems in library class. They learned how to write acrostic, haiku, limerick and Tonga poetry in preparation for the annual Poetry Slam, held on April 3-6.
During the Poetry Slam, each student presented one of each of the forementioned types of poems to classmates in a café-style atmosphere with light music in the background. After each student presented his/her poetry, the students clicked their fingers in approval.
Students also submitted their haiku poems to the National Young American Poetry Digest, and 277 students’ poems were selected to be published in the October 2023 edition.
During Poetry Month, Eastport Elementary students also celebrated National Library Week from April 24-28 through participation in the school’s annual bookmark contest. This year’s theme was “There’s More to the Story.” The winners included Riley Fox (6th grade), Karlee Muralles (5th grade) Juliana Almeida (4th grade) and Aubrey Melton (3rd grade).
Date Added: 5/5/2023