Daniel Warren Celebrates ‘Poetry on the Patio’

Daniel Warren Celebrates ‘Poetry on the Patio’ photo

In honor of National Poetry Month, kindergarten- through second-grade students at Daniel Warren Elementary School shared some of their favorite poems before an audience of teachers, peers and family members during the inaugural “Poetry on the Patio” from April 16-27.

The students, who had immersed themselves in poetry throughout the month of April, gathered on the school’s patio during a designated time to read poems from a variety of poets, including Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. Some students chose to share original poems they had written, which ranged from acrostic poems of their name to topics about pancakes and unicorns. 

“At Daniel Warren, we believe in making learning joyful,” Principal Tara Goldberg said. “Young children are natural poets. Poetry is a genre meant to be read aloud. We wanted to create this authentic experience for the students to read and enjoy poetry together.” 

In addition to sharing poems during “Poetry on the Patio,” the students had delved into the world of poetry during their weekly library time and daily morning announcements. Throughout the month, they explored the endless opportunities for studying poetic structure, as well as rhythm, word choice and conventions. They will continue to read a variety of poems in their classrooms during shared reading time.