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A Poem in Your Pocket: A Celebration of Literacy and Creativity

Do Bees have hives?

Do onions cry?

Is pepper apt to sneeze?

Do paper plates and

Two-by-fours remember 

Being trees?  –Calef Brown

Lower School students had a great day on April 29 celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. They Zoomed with Calef Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Boy Wonder and many other classics. 

According to the Academy of American Poets, Poem in Your Pocket Day started in 2002 to “share the way poetry brings joy by simply carrying one in your pocket. When you share the poem, you’ll bring joy to others.” 

Big and little sisters traveled together around campus reciting their poems, and Grade 4 hosted their families for a poetry slam. The preparation for this day included adding original verses to poems, practicing reciting and enjoying the love of poetry! 

Are phones annoyed when no one calls?

Do ants when anxious climb the walls?

Is water scared of waterfalls?

It often makes me wonder!  –Calef Brown