Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have done it again. They’ve created a new anthology for their Poetry Friday series, this one called GREAT MORNING! Poems for School Leaders. The anthology is a collection of 75 poems by 50+ poets (including me)—with intros and intriguing facts for each week of the school year.
Why not bring the joy of Poetry Fridays into your morning announcements, taking just a minute every Friday to share a poem? Readers of these morning announcement poems could include the principal, office staff, nurse, counselor, custodian, security guard or police officer, parent volunteers, guest readers from the community, and student leaders. Have fun creating your school’s reading rituals on Poetry Fridays—and on any day. And don’t be surprised if it’s a wonderful poem moment that students remember most vividly at the end of the school year!