Excitement was high recently in the kindergarten classrooms of Erin Grin, Nancy Kast and Kerry McKee, as students’ families and friends filed in and sat gingerly on child-size chairs.
“Bottoms on the ground, poets,” Kast advised the eager group of scribes in front of her.
It was the inaugural poetry party in the trio of Wealthy Elementary classrooms, when students got the chance to show off their newly minted descriptive and rhyming skills.
From sharks to soccer to the sky to T. rexes, the readings offered a diverse offering of verse.
Fina wrote: “My mom can be cool/ My mom can be exciting/ My mom can be really happy.”
Sang Caden: “Happy Saturday to me/ Happy Saturday to me/ I get to play soccer/ Happy Saturday to me.”
And from Wesley, an autobiographical acrostic: “Wonderful/ Easy to play with/ Sleeps in/ Likes Pokemon/ Everyone’s friend/ Your special boy.”