The Seedlings have been learning about poems as we went to Cottonwood Falls to ‘catch a poem’ and map out the sounds of the creek. The children have been busy making lovely poems from that experience. When they are done, they go up to the podium in the classroom, knock on the wood to get everyone’s attention, someone hollers “Poet at the Podium!” and everyone listens to the poem. Many students are reading their own writing! Some are practicing being brave, and get a little reminder of their words and others are still checking it out. Pretty soon I think we will open it up to all the stories they write.