As you may or may not know, April is National Poetry Month here in the United States and Canada. (April is also the month of Shakespeare’s birthday, National Libraries Week, and the Pulitzer Prize Awards Ceremony: This month is a font of fun for the literary nerd!)
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In celebration of National Poetry Month Rebecca’s Classroom and Kitchen will be spending April focusing on all things poetry. In addition to my regular Thursday blog posts which will focus on teaching and enjoying poetry, several times each week I will post an original poem by a fellow teacher or myself. Some of these poems are about teaching, but many are not. Teachers, just like all people, are multifaceted individuals. The teachers who have contributed to this month’s posts are a diverse group. Some are young and new to the profession, and some have many years of experience; some are regular classroom teachers, some teach in non-traditional settings, and one is even a sub.
I hope you enjoy these poets’s work. I encourage you to leave positive thoughts, encouragement, and feedback in the comments section below each and also to take a few moments to visit the blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers stores of these talented individuals. Look for the first poem tomorrow!
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