An added treat was having Miss Iowa come to our school and read to us. We all decided she was really tall!
Probably the most exciting thing that happened was our poetry cafe. We practiced poems we picked out and worked on our expression and fluency. Each one of us also picked out a poem that we had written. We then created a cafe in our classroom with black table cloths, candles, and special treats. We all had berets to wear, thanks to Chase Werner's grandmothers' sewing talent, and many of us wore our shades to complete the look. We had a great time, and even a few parents were brave enough to share a little poetry during our open mic time. In true fashion of the coffee shops, we snapped our fingers to show our appreciation instead of clapping. It was a wonderful experience, and we had close to forty adults that came to support their children. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and share that special afternoon with us.
Check out the second grade website under poetry cafe at http://www.murraycsd.org/ for many more pictures!