April 30, 2013

6 Fabulous Poetry Videos for Kids, from Hawaii to New York City and Back -- The Back Story

When NYC English teacher Jenny Kirsch asked me if I would recommend a good poetry video for her 5th graders, I was happy to look for gems for her. After all, we #GTANY chums support each other!

So, here is how it all played out:





'One Boy Told Me' by Naomi Shihab Nye
This is the video Jenny chose.


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I loved the Adam Gottlieb video so much I emailed it to our English teachers. Mrs. Martelles jumped on it right away.

"This would be great for an assembly reflection!" she emailed me back.

And so, yesterday morning, Mrs. Martelles showed 'Poet: Breathe Now' to the entire student body, in our  `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, with Mrs. Hodara doing tech.
"So inspiring," remarked a colleague, who confessed that he teared up half-way through.
"Would you please email me the link?" pleaded another.
Can't wait to hear how Jenny's students used 'One Boy Told Me' in class!

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