The library has been a busy place this April, with lots of creativity and word play happening!
Here, students are arranging magnetic word tiles on the whiteboard. Below are some examples from various grades.
The "Poet Tree" shelters our special display of poetry books - we have short stories, long stories, funny books, collections, books by California Writers, poetry books about food and biomes, and biographies of poets.
Classes have tried out haiku, a Japanese short form that focuses on nature and the five senses, and often has a surprise; a form called found poetry (ours were based on recipe books or rocks and mineral books); and blackout poetry made from the pages of damaged books. None of these forms are rhyming; all of them need thoughtful word choices.
We'll finish the poetry celebration off with a display of poetry from Kepler students and employees. Look for it inside and outside the library.
You may already know that April is National Poetry Month. You may even know that you can enter a poetry contest organized by Fresno County Public Library, open to 3rd grade and up. But you probably don't know yet that one of our own Kepler students has already won a prize for poetry this year! Join us in congratulating Adrian L. for his prize-winning poem "Poison of People," submitted to Appelley. To read his and other winning poems, please visit www.appelley.org/winners. Congratulations, Adrian!
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