Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
School has started up in some form or another in most parts of the country, and I’m thinking that, even digitally, many kids (and teachers) are feeling lost in a maze of new rules, new technologies, new people, new platforms…Here’s a poem from my very first trade picture book, Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School. I originally wrote it as I imagined a child moving mid-year and having to go to a brand new school. But I think the core emotion of this poem probably resonates with lots of students this year, given all the changes to the way they’re learning.
That book is out of print now, and the rights to the text have reverted to me. I’m sharing a poem here, and I’ve finally put together a .pdf for teachers that has all the poems (plus a teaching guide and a storytime guide, etc.). It’s a free gift for anyone who subscribes to my Salas Snippets monthly e-letter for teachers. If you know a teacher who might be interested, please pass this along. Thanks!
Hang in there, kids and teachers! You’ll find your way together!
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with educator/writer Kiesha Shepard!