I organized our school's first Poetry Cafe Night with the help of my teammates. We invited all the fourth graders to attend a night of Poetry reading in our Cafe (aka Cafeteria ). We tried to create an atmosphere of a cafe with tablecloths and centerpieces. The night included poetry, bongo music and refreshments. The idea was inspired from Beth Newingham's site: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2010/05/poetry-cafe
The children could share an original poem or a favorite poem. They could perform solo or with a buddy. We also organized a bake sale.
Here are some photos from the evening...I wish I took more. (I was too busy) The night was a great success! I will post their Poetry Books on another Post.