Ewing High School students celebrated National Poetry Month by attending the school's first poetry fest in over a decade. The festival, which was hosted in the school media center, was organized into multi-sensory stations that provided poetry examples and writing guides to aid students in creating their own poems. With an emphasis on student choice and voice, writing stations included black-out, concrete, diamanté, odes, and realism/object poetry. At these colorful stations, which were equipped with an array of paper and writing implements, students interacted with props such as sculptures, fruit, and everyday objects for inspiration. Cognitive student-engagement was clear as students analyzed poetry examples, consulted with peers, and produced a wide array of poems. It was a true celebration of poetry and creativity!
Concurrently, students created poem pockets to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day. More than 100 poems were selected, decorated and shared with Ewing senior citizens during their luncheon on April 26th at Hollowbrook Center. Poem in Your Pocket is an annual event that encourages the celebration of poetry on a community level.