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CRMS Students To Distribute "Poems in Your Pocket"

Chestnut Ridge Middle School librarian Liz Thomas is making sure that her students are embracing April as National Poetry Month.  Thomas has placed magnetic word boards around the instructional media center as a way encourage visitors to use the aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to create evocative poems of their own.


Additionally, her library helpers will be distributing “poems in your pockets” to their classmates next week.  The literary gifts are small printed copies of poems by respected and decorated poets that Thomas and her students rolled and tied with decorative ribbon for distribution.  The gesture is a creative way to share an appreciation of the artform and the power of poetry.


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Pictured are several samples of the poems that were created on the magnetic boards in the CRMS library as well as a photo of sixth-grade library helpers (left to right) Emma Wise, Adrianna Hudson and Kaylee Kaufman who will be distributing “poems in your pocket” in the school’s hallways next week.