Click through here to read the San Jose Mercury News article about the event. Lots and lots of photos of cars and planes.
|The longest table had white paper taped down, with poem prompts written in bright colors. We had planes and luggage tags for poems, different colored pens and pencils. This section was shady and had chairs. |
This was the POEM MAKING STATION.
|The third table had the magnet poetry. This usually draws a lot of people, but I think most of the crowd were too overstimulated to play. Later in the day more did.|
Here are some of the kids and the poems they wrote. We had a lot of fun.
At the end of the day, this is what three exhausted, wind-blown poets look like!
|Erica Goss (CPITS poet/teacher), Amanda Williamson (Cupertino poet and CPITS friend), and me, Jennifer Swanton Brown (Santa Clara County Area Coordinator and poet/teacher)|
"Write A Poem and Make it Fly Away!""
Here are some close ups some of the way the different poems could hang or be attached to strings or sticks. Holes at the top made the poems hang well from a string or bar. Holes at the nose of the plane made good "kites" and also could be tied to wrists. Sticks at the bottom made poem-plane puppets. One smart kid thought of tying the luggage tag behind the plane -- so I wrote an example of that to show (she took hers away before I could get a photo!)
|This is friend's math limerick poem. It shows the custom stamp we made, too. "This is my poem" with the date and the CPITS website. This got stamped on every poem that walked out of the booth.|
|This is Erica's poem.|
|Planes are loud! Planes are loud! Poems are quiet. Poems are loud, too.|
|This is my daughter's STEAM haiku.|
|This poem reads "There was a sad war and a sad song"|
Kids are amazing.