You are all so kind to keep reading this blog, even when I turn all Mrs. Reid on you.
So, here is what makes me happy right now:
I think enthusiasm is MANDATORY for teachers, and you can bet I've been a bit "enthused" about National Poetry Month. Thursday the kids get to pick a poem from this cool book and keep it in their pocket like a secret treasure for the day.
The point of this day (started in NYC in 2004) was to share poetry with friends and family throughout the day. Sounds good to me. What poem will you choose?
If you need ideas, hop on over to http://www.poets.org/ for pocket-size poems to print out. How cool is that?