I’m excited to share GREAT MORNING! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. If you haven't heard about this wonderful resource, check out Catherine Flynn's very informative post on her blog Reading to the Core and on Sylvia's blog Poetry for Children.
I love the idea behind this book. Imagine an entire school starting off the day by sharing a poem! Research has shown that morning announcements set the tone for the day and help build a sense of community. The poems in GREAT MORNING! are perfect for the building bridges that lead to deeper connections and understanding. Poetry is a powerful way to start the day!
I am honored to have a poem included in GREAT MORNING! I spent the last five years of my teaching career as a reading intervention specialist so it means a lot to me to contribute this poem.
What a thrill it was to see the video with Sylvia and Janet reading the book excerpt and my poem at the ILA conference! You can check out the video starring these two fabulous ladies here.
Now to the giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Janet and Sylvia (who are two of the most generous people on the planet), 3 lucky readers will win a copy of GREAT MORNING!. If you would like to be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment by August 15. If you would like to increase your chances of winning, become a follower of my blog, and you will be entered twice! Good luck and have a GREAT MORNING!
A big thank you to Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone for hosting today. Be sure to stop by and read her lovely sonnet.