Dear students, parents, and teachers,
State testing is over (for now). I'm enjoying a well-deserved break, and I trust you all are too.
April is National Poetry Month. Scholastic has great poetry activity ideas for teachers. www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/poetry-month-everything-you-need
Also, go to my poetry page (Scrumptious Poetry) and check out my free poetry resources, plus I have similar resources for sale in my TPT store: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Elsa-Pla
The National Poetry Month website has celebration suggestions and cool posters: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poster-gallery
Here's the poem on this year's poster:
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
It reminds me of the poem "How to Eat a Poem" by Eve Merriam:
Don't be polite.
Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that
May run down your chin.
It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.
You do not need a knife or fork or spoon
or plate or napkin or tablecloth.
For there is no core
to throw away.
April is the perfect month to write some scrumptious poetry. I know I will!