Also in honor of National Poetry Month, we decided to add poetry readings to our morning announcement broadcasts. Several teachers and classrooms volunteered for time slots, but no one was willing to do it yesterday. So, despite my absolute semi-fear of being on camera, I agreed to read a poem with my dear teaching partner. We tried out several before deciding on "I Like" from Mary Ann Hoberman's book You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together. For those who are not familiar with the book's format, there are words aligned on the left in one color, words aligned on the right in another color, and words in the center for the pair to read together. This particular story poem was perfect for two librarians as the only thing they both like is reading! In reality, we both like quality dark chocolate, art, exceptional books, taking walks, sharing books, excellent brownies, and time with interesting people...and a whole lot more.
The children apparently loved our shared reading. Many came to tell us, and one dear girl wanted the same book today - and then read the story poem with me. That was worth being on camera.