Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration

Today's Poetry Friday Round Up is being hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  Make sure you visit her blog to find out about the poetry treasures that she is sharing 

I celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day at my school with many students and staff.  I began by creating a display of poetry books with a Poem in Your Pocket bulletin board (when we returned from spring break).  Later I added a "Poet~Tree" bulletin board (a bulletin board tree display that features many poets' pictures on leaves).  Of course, I haven't yet thought to take a picture of it!  I do plan to do so and post it soon, though!

Next, I began telling students and teachers about the celebration (I also celebrated last year, so some of my students remembered it!) during my "Poetry Breaks!" and lessons (push in teaching times as well as my small reading groups).  

The day before Poem in Your Pocket Day, I gave my small reading groups a poem for them to put in their pocket.  

Finally, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, I put Bobbi Katz's "Pocket Poem" in my pocket to read to as many students and teachers that I saw!  Read the poem at Bobbi Katz's website ~ click here.  

As an extra special treat, I was able to give my students a beautiful poem bookmark!  The bookmarks were a gift from Amy Ludwig Vanderwater!  She sent bookmarks with a lovely poem from her exquisite new book, Forest Has a Song.   

Thank you, Amy!!!!


  1. Oh! It sounds like a lovely time was had by all on Poem in Your Pocket Day! And that self-stick library pocket is ingenious. I think I want one of those next year. Thank you, Amy! xo, a.

  2. What wonderful things you are doing with students to celebrate poetry! Will you be my teacher? :) And oh yes, what a sweet treasure, an Amy poem on a bookmark.

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful poetry day! The bookmarks were a special treat. It is clear you really had a wonderful time and your students did too.

  4. What a fun day! Love the stick-on pocket!!

  5. Yes! We had a lot of fun and it continues! Many of my students tell me that they kept their poem, read it to classmates, teachers, and family members! Yay!