". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, March 30, 2015

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Thus far I have not done much formal poetry study with my last remaining homeschool student, so now seems as good a time as any to rectify that situation. To that end, we will be observing National Poetry Month here at the Philipp Nicolai Lutheran Academy by doing something poetry-related every weekday during the month of April. My plan is to post each day's activity here for anyone who would like to join in. You are also invited to share your own ideas or report on what you are doing (or have done in the past) in your own home school. I do not intend for this to become a stressful or burdensome process, so the activities will be short, sweet, and--I hope--fun. They will be designed for elementary level children who are not terribly excited about poetry because that is what I have in my house. :-)

I will try to post each day's activity the night before, which means the first post will be tomorrow, March 31. Hope to see you back here then!


Jody said...

You know, I was thinking of doing the same thing this year, but I likely won't get to the posting of it. I don't know that I'll do an activity each day, but I do want to get a few in.

Also, I'm going to pick a few "big" poems for the kiddos to choose from to memorize. I remember my grandmother reciting poems she learned in school. . . long ones, too. That was impressive to me.

Cheryl said...

Jody, I still remember some of the poetry--and other things--I memorized in school. I didn't have my kids do much of that and I wish I had.