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
My life stood…, Emily Dickinson
Annabell Lee, Edgar Allen Poe
Minstrel Man, Langston Hughes
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
Nobody, Shel Silverstein
Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
Eldorado, Edgar Allen Poe
Happiness, Michael Jordan
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?