Poetry Friday: Celebrating Student Poetry

Hip! Hip! Hooray for National Poetry Month.  I will be celebrating with the 2nd annual “30 Days=30 Students(and then some).” Each day will have at least one poem and perhaps a few more.  Students have been writing, writing, writing. 

I start off with a Fibonacci poem by Zoe, a 4th grader:

Angels From Above

White Clouds
Better than cupid
Sparkly wings in the sky
Impressive wild colors go flying through the sky
Spotting a body, flying body to see in this life time is incredible!

Here’s the schedule for April:

Susan Taylor Brown will post Lessons Learned (Mostly About Me) in a Poem-a-Day at http://susanwrites.livejournal.com

April Halprin Wayland will be writing and posting an original poem a day during April.

Liz Garton Scanlon will give us her third year of a Haiku-a-Day every day in April!

Jone MacCulloch will post 30 Days-30 Students: A poem a day from students https://maclibrary.wordpress.com

A Poem A Day: A Personal Journey http://doewriter.wordpress.com

Poetry Postcard Project: Have a student written and decorated poem sent to your
home. Email her at macrush53 @yahoo. com.

Gregory K. will present 30 Poets/30 Days -a whole month of never-before-seen poems by a slew of fabulous poets writing for kids. http://gottabook.blogspot.com

Jama Rattigan will present her 2nd Annual Poetry Potluck (original poem and favorite recipe by guest bloggers) at http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com

Irene Latham will host a month-long Poetry Party: poetry quotes, trivia, craft tips, publishing resources & free books! http://irenelatham.blogspot.com

Andromeda Jazmon will be doing her fourth year in a row of haiga (original haiku + my photos) at A Wrung Sponge http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com.

Janelle at Brimful Curiosities will host a National Poetry Month Kids Poetry Challenge challenge in which kids are invited to create pictures for the poems she posts each Friday. For details: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2011/03/kids-poetry-challenge-national-poetry.html

Patricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect will  present Poetry in the Classroom series. Each day she will highlight a topic, theme, poet, or book and talk about uses in the classroom.

Mary Lee will be writing a poem a day again this year, and posting them at A Year of Reading.

National Poetry Month Poetry Friday schedule:
a.. April 1 http://poemfarm.blogspot.com/
a.. April 8 http://www.madiganreads.com/
a.. April 15 http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/
a.. April 22 http://bookaunt.blogspot.com/
a.. April 29 http://www.tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/

Poem Farm will kick off the month  for Poetry Friday.  Go  See what’s happening.

Happy Reading.