We celebrated on the National Poem in Your Pocket day by sharing poems from our pockets, all day long. Some students folded their poems in paper origami pockets made this week in preparation, but everyone had a poem they had chosen or written for the day. Every hour a different staff member read a poem on the loudspeaker and called for a few minutes of poem sharing. Poet and author Heidi Roemer presented to K-2 and described a mask poem and Arlington Heights Mayor Hayes skyped with 5th grade classes and read Casey at the Bat. At lunch we held an open mike and many students shared their poems. Take a look and enjoy:
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.