Monday, May 14, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018

On Thursday, April 26, Lakeside joined many other schools and readers across the country in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. As a part of National Poetry Month, readers everywhere are invited to carry a poem with them on this day, to share poetry with others, and to help spread poetry in their own communities.

Lakesiders were greeting in the morning by several "pockets" scattered throughout the school, full of a variety of published poems.

A "pocket" full of poetry hangs on the wall.

During lunch, recess, and hallway passing time, students and staff were able to take a poem or leave a poem, choose one to keep, or contribute a poem of their own to a pocket around Lakeside.

Students select poems on their way out to recess.

By the end of the day, many pockets were depleted of poems, while others held priceless original poetry contributed by our Lakeside Lions.

Some of the poems students added to the pockets themselves.

It was wonderful to watch students sneak a poem into their pocket in passing, read a stanza aloud to a friend, and even gather to sing poetry together on the playground. Thanks, Lakeside, for being a part of such a fun day celebrating poems!

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