Happy National Poetry Month!
Welcome to Day 28 of this Year's Poem Farm Project!
Find the Complete April 2015 Poem and Song List Here
First, I would like to welcome all old and new friends to The Poem Farm this April. Spring is a busy time on all farms, and this one is no exception. Each April, many poets and bloggers take on special poetry projects, and I'm doing so too. You can learn all about Sing That Poem! and how to play on my April 1st post, where you will also find the list of the whole month's poems and tunes as I write and share them. If you'd like to print out a matching game page for yourself, you can find one here, and during April 2015, you'll be able to see the song list right over there in the left hand sidebar.
Yesterday's poem was Alone Outside. Here is the tune that goes along with it, below. Did you figure it out?
Margaret Simon's students from Caneview Elementary in New Iberia, Louisiana, have done it again! You can hear them singing below.
And here is the music to go with yesterday's poem, The Tree Song, written by Margaret's students, Matthew, Tyler, Noah, Jacob, and Vanissa, from Jefferson Island Road Elementary in New Iberia, Louisiana. As you will hear, this song is to the same tune as "Alone Outside."
And here, below, is today's poem. Look at the song list in the sidebar or on your matching form to see if you can puzzle out which tune matches this one.
Poems Finding Pockets!
by Amy LV
Students - Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday! On this special day, people across the United States carry poems in their pockets and share them with friends and strangers. I wrote today's poemsong in anticipation of this soon-day.
Students often ask me, "Amy, why do you write so many poems?" One reason is because there is a poem for everything. A poem CAN be happy or sad. It CAN tell a story or help me remember something from long ago or slow down my mind or help me feel grateful or stand in awe. It will be hard to know which poem to place in my pocket this week...perhaps I will choose two!
Teachers - Here, at ReadWriteThink, are a few resources if you would like to invite your students to carry poems in their pockets.
Anyone who wishes to share any poem-pocket-joy with me, I'd love to post your pictures and ideas here, perhaps on a brand new Poem in Your Pocket Page!
And if you have not yet seen this new book by Margaret Mcnamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, I imagine you will enjoy Elinor's journey to find a just-right poem for her pocket.
Available through IndieBound
If you'd like to read the Progressive Poems from 2012, 2013, and 2014, you can read them, also at Irene's blog - here.
Yesterday it was my turn to happily receive the poem from Jan at Bookseedstudio, and today I hand it off to Donna at Mainely Write. You will see the line I added in blue...at the very end. My apologies for any extra line breaks; these were caused by the width of my blog. Take it away, Donna!