Thursday, February 2, 2012

Marley and Reggae

Last night was Poetry Night for the 7th graders, and man was it adorable.

The kids all sat on the stage (the room we were using is a former chapel, so it's not a huge stage, but a rather a little elevated area with benches built in around the walls), and then one at a time they came up to the microphone and read their poems.

They demonstrated a range of skill and intellectual depth, and I loved them all. I even loved the two boys in my F period class who, after reading Of Mice and Men, became obsessed with the phrase "blue balls" and worked it into their poetry just for the occasion.


mm said...

One has to appreciated 7th grade boys and the ability to work "blue balls" into a poem.

LH said...

Poetry Night sounds so awesome. I love your love for your peeps.

jdoc said...

I loved a poetry night that I hosted for middle schoolers many years back. Let's admit it, 7th and 8th graders are pretty fun.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have you as my teacher!