Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This Week's Blogger - Lea!
Hi, my name is Lea. The students in Mrs. Carpenter’s 2/3 class read a new poem each week. Our poem this week is “Rope", from A. Van Jordan’s book M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A. ”Mr. Van is a real live poet who visited our classroom on Tuesday. He read “Rope” to us, and we asked him lots of questions. When we asked what makes a poem a poem if it doesn’t rhyme, he told us that poems also use imagery and rhythm, too. I felt like I was going to faint when he said it takes him about 6 months to write a poem. It was really fun to hear a poet read his own poem. Thank you very much for visiting our classroom, A. Van Jordan!
P.S. We got to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra right after Mr. Van’s visit. It was a busy day.