New Zealand Poetry Day with lots of fun and rhymes

What a fantastic day at school today. It was NZ Daffodil day so our students wore mufti with lots of yellow and green which perfectly matched the beautiful spring-like day we had. Their mufti day donations are going to the Cancer Society. Many children also made daffodil models from all sorts of recycled material.

AND as well as all this going on it was New Zealand Poetry day. We had our annual Popcorn and Poetry session in the library at lunch time. Not wanting to miss out on all the poetry, many children queued outside the library as they ate their lunch. Children read and shared their own poems, or poems they liked. It always amazes me how keen the children are and how supportive they are of each other’s creations. It is never easy standing up in front of others and for some of these children it was a bit scary but they all did an amazing job. Happy NZ Poetry day everyone.

Popcorn and bookmarks were shared as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A wonderful celebration of popcorn and poetry to mark NZ Poetry Day

Today at lunch time was a feast of popcorn and poetry to celebrate NZ Poetry Day.

Children packed in to the library to recite old favourite poems. Many read their own creative poems which was just delightful. So many talented children.

It was lovely also to see so many children standing up and reading poems out loud together. For every poem read out children received a handful of popcorn and a bookmark. It takes courage to stand up in front of other students and read out your poems so I thank you all for making this another Fendalton School day to sparkle and shine.

We have heaps of poetry books in the library if you want to read more and you can check out the very creative Poetry Box where a number of children from Fendalton have had poems published online.

 

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Popcorn and poetry for National Poetry day

I can tell you that the school library was the place to be at lunch time today. We celebrated New Zealand National Poetry day with poems and popcorn.

Children shared poems they loved or poems they had written. Everyone went away happy with bookmarks after filling up on popcorn and delightful poems. It really was a great time and it was lovely to see so many of the younger children taking part.

 

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Poetry in the library

Last week was poetry week. The extension writers had a chance to enjoy a workshop in the library with poet Paula Green. Watching the children coming up with new and creative ways to write poetry was wonderful. We have some very creative children here at Fendalton School.

Paula Green runs a wonderful blog where children can submit their own poems and read lots of other poems by children from all over New Zealand.

Check out her blog here at Poetrybox

We also enjoyed a visit from poet Greg O’Connell who performed a number of his poems for the children in the library at lunch on Friday.

He had the kids acting out as robots for one poem. For another, the children created the sound effects of witches and ghosts and other horrible creatures. They loved it! Hunter and Jonathan were the lucky winners of the drawings Greg drew surrounded by children giving him their ideas of what monsters looked like. A very noisy but wonderful lunchtime.

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