The Viking Media Centers celebrated National Library Week!
At Lincoln Heights and Woodlawn, Mrs. Carroll has been reading poetry to the students. Students are learning about Haiku, Acrostic, Homonyms, Similes. The students have a challenge poem, where the words are written backwards and the students need to try to figure it out! Books being read are: A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Everything on It, and Nicknames to Nightmares.
At Springdale, Mrs. Ackerman and the students have been discussing National Poetry Month: discussing prose, poetry, rhyme, rhythm, metaphor and simile. Primary students have been reading from Our Old Nursery Rhymes and comparing to the poems in Truckery Rhymes by Jon Scieszka. Students have been invited to write acrostics. Grades 3-5 have focused on similes and metaphors and student poetry prize winners. Books we have been reading include: If Not for the Cat, by Jack Pretlusky and This is Just to Say Poems of Apology and Forgiveness, by Joyce Sidman. Students have been invited to try block out poetry. They will continue to focus on poetry in April.
Sharonville Elementary students enjoyed a read aloud the week before Spring Break, Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat. This author reminds readers to enjoy the present. He encourages readers to use their imagination to help pass time when they are bored. It is a great book that has a lot of twists and turns (literally). When students returned from Spring break the library bulletin board greeted them with the message : READ “Travel Without Leaving Home.” This theme has carried over into our celebration of poetry in April.
Students enjoyed a read-aloud poem, “All the World” by Liz Garton Scanlon. This author shares the message that the world has so many gifts to enjoy...students traveled to the beach and an amazing park through this beautifully illustrated book. Mrs. Schmidt at Sharonville Elementary’s library, will continue to celebrate the poet in each of us, from writing an Acrostic poem that describes April, to celebrating “Keep a Poem in Your Pocket” Day the week of April 23rd. Ask your child to see the poem they have selected to keep them company as they navigate their world.
At Evendale, Glendale, Heritage Hill, and Stewart, there was an Acrostic poem activity this week with students using the letters APRIL.
At the High School, Mrs. Price recommends: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Audience: HS, 4.5 stars; and for the Middle School, Kwame Alexander's Crossover is a perfect read during March Madness and beyond, 5 stars.