Since it is National Poetry Month, I wanted to celebrate with some fun activities!

Our Class Poetry Fridge

Rearrange the magnets to create some clever, school appropriate poems!

Dear Poet Project

To participate in this year’s Dear Poet project, watch the videos below of Chancellors reading and discussing one of their poems

Toi Derricotte reads “For Telly the Fish”

Edward Hirsch reads “Cotton Candy”

Naomi Shihab Nye reads “How Do I Know When a Poem Is Finished?”

Now, write them a letter in response and send it by post or email to

the Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038

or dearpoet@poets.org by April 30, 2015.

Please include your name and the name of the poet to whom you’ve written. They will consider all letters for publication on Poets.org in May 2015. And the Chancellors will reply to select letters of their choosing.

Creating our Class Anthology
By Sharing some of your favorite poems in the comment stream below!