Friday, May 6, 2011

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei...
and a Poetry Cafe!!!!!

Are you feeling COOL as a cat?? Well, Daddy-O, check out the 2nd grade's first annual Poetry Cafe that celebrated all of the cool moms out there! We hope you dig it!!
Peace out!!!

Welcome to the COOL Poetry Cafe hosted by our COOL 2nd graders!

Our COOL cats...well...moms enjoyed some tasty treats while they got their kicks watching their students read their poems.

Look at our COOL 2nd graders waiting for their turn at the mic!!

What could be COOLER than sharing some poetry???

Now, we hope you aren't to COOL for poetry. Why don't you get your kicks with these great poetry books and books with kickin' rhymes...

by Liz Garton Scanlon & Marla Frazee (illustrator)
Follows a group of family members and friends through the course of a day as they learn the importance of all things great and small.

Check out Liz Garton Scanlon's website!
Check out Marla Frazee's website, too!

by Marilyn Singer & Josee Massee

A Collection of poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

by Alan Katz & David Catrow (illustrator)
Well-known songs, including "Oh Susannah" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," are presented with new words and titles, such as "Heavy Backpack!" and "I Don't Want to Do Homework!"

by Patty Lovell & David Catrow (illustrator)

Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.

For more fun with David Catrow, check his kickin' website out!

Also, enjoy watching him draw Molly Lou Melon!!!

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1 comment:

Mrs. Hamilton said...

How fun - great idea!

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