Back in January, I spent four days as artist-in-residence at a small, rural elementary school across the river in New Jersey. I met with every class in the school, over two hundred kids, grades K - 6. During our time together we worked on creating a school-wide community poem using the opening line, What matters to me...
Here are some gems from the Frelinghuysen Elementary School Community Poem:
What matters to me...
Fascinating things like family, reptiles and amphibians
My alive and dead chickens ( oh my! )
No more global warming (1st grader)
My enormously gigantic dog, Tonto
Peace in the world
My horses, and Phil and Eric
My favorite animal, a zebra
Watching my dog lay on top of me
My Dad's wicked car
WII Fit Plus
My great teachers and friends
My godfather who lives in Washington, DC.
And this from a sweet 5th grader...
Being here on earth.