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Fifth Grade's Poetry Cafe
The fifth grade students at Waxhaw Elementary have explored several poetry crafts this school year. To celebrate and demonstrate their understanding of the poetic devices, the fifth grade had a Poetry CafÃ© Night on Friday, October 15.
During the celebration, students shared their own creative poems for an audience of family, friends, and classmates. â€œIt is really important that students have a purpose for writing. There is no greater reason to immerse yourself in the writing process than sharing your poetry with your parents and peers,â€ said Danielle Conner, Teacher.
The students embraced the idea of a Poetry CafÃ© Night and rose to the occasion as they delivered their poetry with enthusiasm and expertise. â€œReading our poetry was fun. I learned that when people write poetry, they can express themselves in any way. If youâ€™re having a bad day, you can write poetry, and it might make you feel better,â€ said fifth grade students, Jasmine Barnes and Ashley Corn.
It was a special evening with a great turn out. One parent, Mrs. Brand said, â€œWe enjoyed hearing and learning about their poetry. It was a fun evening for everyone.â€
Written by: Karen Hargove, Fifth grade teacher
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 by Kimberly Thomas