Saturday, February 4, 2012

Poetry Out Loud 3.0

This past week I once again traisped over to my former work place to judge the 2012 Poetry Out Loud contestants.

I ran into old friends, but not a single student [not countin' you Boyd] I knew. Alas, those that I taught have all graduated, and a new bunch taken their place --- younger than ever they are, older than ever I am. Such vitality, such youth, such energy --- made me wanna come home and take a nap.

Regardless, here's a shout out to KMHS and these fine students who had the nerve and the presence to stand up in front of an audience and recite poetry.

*applauds*


 the winners -- first is on the left
 the judge [for the record, that pencil does not hold the power of the red pen]
 my friend, Debbie [retired], another judge
all contestants
 during the scoring interlude, Kyle [in white shirt to the left] performed his poem titled "Monsters"----with help from a few of his friends...[twas very funny]
*claps*
*whistles*
*holds up lighter*
 the man in the middle, Coy Dunn [not-retired], is KMHS's drama teacher
BTW: he is currently in competition for Georgia's Teacher of the Year -- Good luck, Coy.


For more information: Poetry Out Loud.

 Not pictured--- good friend Nan [not-retired], media specialist, and organizer of this competition for KMHS









5 comments:

  1. Thank you for "traipsing over" to judge for us. And thank you for the plug for Poetry Out Loud on the blog. I think it is a good experience for the kids, and I wish more schools participated. At the very least it gets students thinking and talking about poetry. BTW - I'm signing you up for next year, too.

    Note to self: Give Harriett red pen (or at the very least red pencil) for next year's competition.

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  2. I definitely think you need a red pen for next year Gillham :) I wish I had known about POL I would have loved to come! Also ladies I just wanted to let you know that we are having a Memorial Party for Mr. Deavers this Sunday the 12 (the 2 year anniversary) from 2 - 6 at Mrs. Deavers' club house. The address is 890 Macland Rd. Dallas, Ga and I would love it if you could stop by for a little bit!

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  3. I think I inherited your love of red pens. Is it bad that writing in red is one of my favorite aspects of teaching?

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  4. Another wonderful date night!

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  5. Ha! As a college Teacher's Assistant, my favorite accessory was a red Bic. :D

    What was "Monsters" about?

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