Sunday, May 4, 2014

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014

One of our favorite library events is Poem In Your Pocket Day. Celebrated during National Poetry Month in April, it's a day to keep a favorite poem in your pocket to share with friends.  Students and teachers really enjoy sharing poetry, and it's a great way to encourage creativity and appreciation for literature.

We used the windows of my office for the PIYPD display (we also had many poetry books on display in another area of the library). We hung pairs of real children's jeans and shorts and put some poems in the pockets. We also hung lots of cool paper pockets designed by my library assistants, my intern, and some students. Each pocket held copies of fun poems that the students could carry with them on PIYPD.

Our 5th grade classes connected with classes in Texas and Jacksonville to share poems and celebrate PIYPD. It was a blast!

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