Keep a poem in your pocket
and a picture in your head
and you’ll never feel lonely at night when you’re in bed.
The little poem will sing to you
the little picture bring to you
a dozen dreams to dance to you
at night when you’re in bed.
Keep a picture in your pocket
and a poem in your head
and you’ll never be lonely at night when you’re in bed.
-Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Poem In Your Pocket Day is an easy day to celebrate–simply place your favorite poem in your pocket and share it throughout the day.
You can share your poem in the classroom, in the hallway, in the lunchroom, on the playground….anywhere! Encourage students to write their own poems and give them time to browse poetry collections in the library. I have pulled some books for a display or students may pull books from the shelves. A great time to learn poetry books are located in the 811’s!
Once a student finds a poem I will be happy to photocopy the poem for them so they will have a poem for their pocket. They should practice reading their poems aloud and be ready to share on the special day, next Thursday, April 24th.
Here are some resources to help you understand Poem in Pocket Day and a few lesson plans as well:
I have attached some pocket templates I found online.
Poem Generator – Instant poem!
Looking for some Technology/Program Review – Try this VoiceThread example – I can help you with this as well
Here is an announcement for morning and afternoon news show:
Students be sure to wear your pockets Thursday, April 24th for Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Next, Thursday you will carry a poem in your pocket to share or trade with your family, friends, classmates, and teachers.
Asking yourself where can I find a poem to share? – Well, you can write your own poem, copy your favorite from the many poem books in the library, search the internet for great kids poems, or pick one from bulletin board in the hallway next to the library.
Next Thursday, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Please be sure to wear pockets so you have a place to put your favorite poem to share!
Student may bring their favorite poem to school that day, they may write their own poem to share, or get a copy from the school library.