2.28.2010

Poetry Slam


Isaac and his classmates at Montessori Children's House of Durham have been preparing for months for their Poetry Slam.  Each child chose poems to memorize and recite for a gathering of fellow students, staff and parents.  As a first exercise in public speaking, it was a very positive one.  Isaac's face glowed with pride when it was all over. 


Isaac's teacher, Johanna, was there to support the children, prompting them discretely should they forget a line. It was obvious to me how much the children trust Johanna, and how much she believes in them. 


The children turned their classroom into a coffee house by laying out snazzy table cloths, draping strings of white lights around the room, lighting tiny tea lights on every table, and preparing snacks.

I had a wonderful time.

You can listen to Isaac's recite two very charming poems here, if you'd like:

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