To have great poets,
there must be great audiences too.
On June 1, first graders in Mrs. Qualiano’s class shared
their new-found interest in poetry with family and friends at an in-class
poetry reading followed by refreshments for all. After individual children read aloud their
original poems, the class did a choral rendition of several poems, including “I
Am Thankful For.” As the children recited,
cameras clicked away as parents and other family members tried to capture the
moment. The audience was as enthusiastic
as the poets, applauding them often for their delightful performance.