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Poetry Unit Special Guest

Mitchellville students learn via Skype

Mrs. Flynn and Mrs. Laird’s fifth grade class began their poetry unit with the help of a special guest. Poet Irene Latham visited with the class via Skype, and discussed what it’s like being a poet, where she gets her inspirations from, and encouraged students interested in writing to be persistent and never give up. 

Before the Skype, students brainstormed questions on KidBlog, and enjoyed hearing Irene’s answers. Skyping with Mrs. Latham not only provided a real life connection to a published poet, but also an amazing kick start to their poetry writing. As a parting gift students received a personalized bookmark, and were encouraged to share their poetry writings with Irene for feedback. The fifth graders look forward to Skyping with other poets and authors during the year, as they expand their learning outside the classroom walls.

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