Thanks to Rebecca at Sloth Reads for hosting Poetry Friday.
I attended the last district level library media meeting of the year and actually my career (weird to think about). It was led by the ever amazing Jennifer La Garde, AKA Library Girl. We have been lucky librarians this year with her in our district once a month as a mentor. And she’ll be with the group next school year.
So it’s May and Jennifer gets that this is a time to reflect and create. Her project for us started with reading the book, Alma and How She Got Her Name
By JUANA MARTINEZ-NEALm Illustrated by JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL, in small groups.
We were guided into thinking about what being a Teacher Librarian means to us which led to the Thumbprint Poetry.
Here is my thumbprint guidelines:
This is the poem I did at the meeting. It felt reflective with retirement looming ahead.
Stay tuned, this is a form I’ll return and play with more.