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    What is the NHPS Poet Laureate Project?

     

    This year the Poetry Project will continue to support the reading and writing curriculum with authentic opportunities to motivate students to make their voices heard through poetry. Nature will be our theme and profits from our poetry book will go to The Roaring Brook Nature Center. 

    Students will be selected for this program based on a letter of interest and/or teacher input.  Each candidate should show an interest in writing, be able to work independently as well as in a group, and be willing to share new learning with classmates. Each student will be responsible for making up any work they will miss in the regular classroom.

     

    DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION:

    Wednesday SEPTEMBER 26TH. 

     

    Students will attend their first session on October 12th.

     

    Sheila Hawley will again facilitate this project.  Sheila recently retired from NHPS after 28 years in the classroom.  She developed and facilitated a poetry project that ran for 8 years called: Bridges Over Time while a teacher at Antolini School.  Bridges Over Time linked fourth graders with volunteer community members in the exploration of reading, presenting and writing poetry.  The program ended each year with a book of original poems by the participants.  The NHPS Poet Laureate Project is an extension of that program.  Profits from previous Poet Laureate Projects benefitted the CT Food Bank and the CT Humane Society.
     
    More details for student participation will follow!