My dear friend, Debbie, teaches 5th grade at Emerson School in Ann Arbor. A couple of weeks ago, Debbie invited me to be a guest in her classroom to celebrate National Poetry Month. Yippee! I was so tickled and honored. For years, she has been using my haiku to teach her students. Awwww.
I arrived and this was waiting for me on the cool beans, new fangled bulletin board.
I smiled from ear to ear! She interacts with it from a power point presentation she creates on her laptop! Debbie introduced me and started an interactive discussion with her students and filled in the board as she went along. Neato keen!
Then it was my turn. Again, yippee!! I read haiku from my Young Adults Booklet, and was tickled pink I held their interest the entire time. As you may guess, I was quite animated and maybe just a bit dramatic. You can’t tell in this photo, but I was, LOL!Debbie’s students were smart, attentive, interesting children. When I finished, they began to compose their own haiku, and were quite excited to share them with me. Although we ran out of time, they were going to illustrate their haiku, and Debbie was going to make a booklet of them. Of course, I’m first in line to get a copy.
Many thanks Debbie for including me in your program, surprising me with the unexpected invitation, allowing me to partake in the fun, and for a totally delightful afternoon! It is not one I shall soon forget.
Off to art class with memories of this special day, Margie