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Mineola American - Schools

Poem In Your Pocket

In coordination with the study of poetry, Jackson Avenue Elementary School’s librarian Judy Shaughnessy kicked off a weeklong “Poem in Your Pocket” event. All students were asked to keep a poem in their pocket each day throughout the week, to share with peers and present to a teacher or staff member if asked. Every student was asked to share a poem at least once, and a prize was given to those who were “caught” with a poem. Students got creative and hid poems in their hair and shoes when a pocket was not on them, and prizes included sports posters, trading cards, books and coupons to local eateries. 

 

“The library always tries to support what is being taught in the classrooms with appropriate activities, computer lessons and books to feature,” Shaughnessy said. Students either selected one of their favorite poems to carry, or wrote an original on their own.