[Posts written by sixth grade students and sharing student work of Natomas Charter's Leading Edge Academy]
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Poet to Poet by Kate T
As you probably know April is National Poetry Month and 6th grade is doing an activity this month; it is called Poet to Poet. Earlier this week the 6th grade class watched professional poets recite one of their favorite poems. Now the 6th grade classes are writing a letter to the poets, and we will also begin writing some poetry of our own inspired by the poems we have heard. I am choosing to write a letter and poem inspired by Edward Hirsch, he wrote the poem cotton candy. Other students I interviewed also are enjoying poetry month. “ I really enjoy the activity that we are doing in class. I especially like that we can have a chance to communicate with the poet.” says one student. Another student says that “ I think that this is a cool activity to do in poetry month. This activity helps us get better and understand poetry like never before. Writing to poets about their poems will really help us get deeper into poetry.” Along with loving the poetry month, students are writing letters and poems to all different types of poets including Edward Hirsch, and Juan Herrera, etc. I think it is great that we are able to have this opportunity, I know many other schools might not have been able to participate in this event, but I am glad that our school is participating.