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Live Oak Elementary celebrates National Poetry Month

 

Last updated 5/6/2010 at Noon



FALLBROOK – Students at Live Oak Elementary School took a special interest in poetry this month in honor of National Poetry Month. Students began the celebration by authoring original works of poetry for the school’s first ever “Poetry Jam,” on April 23. The event provided students with microphones for reading and performing their authored poems.

During the last two weeks of April, students also memorized their favorite poems as part of “Popcorn for Poetry.” They earned tickets redeemable for popcorn by reciting their memorized poems to faculty and parent volunteers around campus.

“Poetry is like music; it needs to be listened to, to fully appreciate the beauty and power of the language and artistry. We hope that by encouraging students to read, recite, and perform poetry, they will develop a greater love and appreciation for it,” says Kristina Dumbeck, PTA president at LOE. Dumbeck has worked closely with Laurie Andersen, school librarian, to spearhead National Poetry Month on campus.

To cap off the month’s celebration, Mr. Mike, author and poet, will be making a guest appearance on campus. During a special assembly he will read from his popular books, talk about writing poetry and stories, and even takes the time to read some of the students’ original works. Mr. Mike will also have lunch with 25 lucky students whose names will be drawn from a raffle collected from those students who participated in “Popcorn for Poetry.”

 

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