Thursday, June 4, 2009

she's slammin'

Elizabeth's 2nd grade class has been studying poetry over the last few months starting with haiku during their study of Japan.  The culmination of their poetry study was a poetry slam yesterday afternoon.

The poetry slam was hosted at a local coffee house.  We made a 10 block walk from her school to the coffee house.

All of the 2nd graders were excited and many were nervous, but all did a fantastic job!

They are fortunate to have Mr. Bob, a faculty member at NC School of the Arts, as the drama teacher at Elizabeth's school.  He's also the co-slam master for the local slam club in our area.

Elizabeth did a magnificent job both writing and performing her poem.  She earned a 26.8 out of a possible 30 points in the poetry slam.

The Plums
by Elizabeth

Sorry I ate the plums 
you were saving for dinner.
They tasted so good
that I felt great and powerful.
They tasted like a big, juicy popsicle.


  1. I must say I'm excited to see that Elizabeth has read William Carlos Williams...great work!

  2. Oh this is so cool! I have a great big smile on my face right now. :)

    Way to go Elizabeth!

  3. How fantastic! Love the haiku Elizabeth!

    Lisa :)

  4. Her smile is just the cutest thing ever!

  5. That's fantastic! And her haiku was really good.

    What a cute post.

  6. I *ADORE* this!!!
    Japanese haiku is my absolute favorite, I collect Japanese haiku books!
    Elizabeth, your haiku is AMAZING : )

  7. Thanks, Joy — that's fabulous! One of my favorite poems, too. Big hugs to you guys and a big congrats to Elizabeth from her auntie Kate!


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