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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.


Emilie Lin said...

Dear Lea,

I chuckled when you mentioned that you almost fainted from hearing how it could take 6 months to write a poem.

You look great in the picture with the poet! Thank you for sharing your day with us. Did you enjoy the jazz concert?

Ms. Emilie (Peter's mom)

millie blander said...

Dear Lea,

What a day you had with a poet and a jazz concert!

You must have been very impressed with the poet and his poetry to write about it the way you did.
Maybe one day you, too, will be a famous poet. Wouldn't that be great? I loved reading your blog and I'm very proud of you.

Since I live in New Jersy I enjoy read about the things your class is doing. It makes me feel closer to you.

Oh, by the way, I'm glad you didn't faint.


Grandmom Millie

ksdergis said...


It sounds like you all had quite a big day. Your description made me wish I could have come too! Thank you for telling us about the special visit from a real poet.

Mrs. Dergis