Saturday, April 12, 2008
of petals round
At my school we are celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 15, since that fits our schedule better than the established date of April 17. As librarian I took it upon myself to collect poems for each classroom teacher. I made copies on half sheets of paper so that everyone in the school could chose one and fold it up and carry it in their pocket.
When I told my five year old about it last night at dinner he fell out of his chair laughing at "Poet in your Pants" day. My three year old was having fits over "Poet in Your Sock Day". Maybe I didn't explain it right...
I am getting a kick out of imagining the kids sitting down to dinner and hearing the usual, "What did you do at school today dear?"
Only to jump up and pull a tattered paper out of their jeans and read a poem to their delighted family. Can't you just see it?
I found a lot of great poems to print out in this week's Friday Poetry round up. How about you? What are you carrying in your pocket next week?