Monthly Archives: May 2013

Poetry Cafe (of the week)

aka my classroom.

The stage at Lions Cafe.

I attempted to set up the room like a 1960s underground cafe. The kiddos brought in enough treats to feed an army. We listened to the Mamas and the Papas and gave each person snaps after they recited. It was a fabulous way to wrap up all the poetry work we’ve done this year.

I’ve been remiss in my poem posting. To make up for it, I’d like to offer a list of poems performed by the seventh grade.

In no particular order:

What if,  Shel Silverstein

Basketball, Unknow

My life stood…, Emily Dickinson

Annabell Lee, Edgar Allen Poe

Minstrel Man, Langston Hughes

Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

Beethoven, Pastan

Champion, Unknown

Nobody, Shel Silverstein

Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Eldorado, Edgar Allen Poe

Happiness, Michael Jordan

Spiders, Unknown

The Perfect Friend, Unknown

Friends, RA Salvatore

Like You, Unknown

Stopping by the Woods, Robert Frost

New Kid on the Block, Jack Prelutsky

Rain, Shel Silverstein

Point of View, Shel Silverstein

Not, Sophie Cabot Black

Winter Eden, Robert Frost

Tyger, tyger, William Blake

Notice any patterns?