Poetry Friday: Celebrating. Spreading the Word

Yes, I am publishing early on Thursday.  Busy today and I do not want to leave until I am so tired this evening.

Great morning to my Poetry Friday community. I believe this may be the first time hosting here at Deowriter. I’m excited to read all the posts that will be left here.

This book is now in my collection! It’s like having my good poet friends close by as mentors. I love it and can’t wait to use when I’m subbing this year.

Actually, I am subbing today, September 28. It’s going to be a great day of subbing. I am opening the day with the namesake poem for this collection, “Great Morning” by Janet Wong. It’s a terrific way to begin a class as a guest teacher to set the tone. Four lines setting a tone for everyone to get set to learn and have fun.


By Janet Wong

Good morning, everybody!
Get set to learn and study!

GREAT morning, everybody!
Get set to have some FUN!

I can see using this poem in a community circle. I will be bringing copies for the class to keep. Later in the day, we will be writing some poems both group and individual.

So what is making for a GREAT morning for you? Please be sure to link below.

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38 Responses to Poetry Friday: Celebrating. Spreading the Word

  1. I’m lucky enought to own a copy of Great Morning, and each poem provides a great way to start the day! 🙂 Thank you for hosting tis week’s round up.

  2. Diane Mayr says:

    Sorry for not commenting earlier when I added my link, but I couldn’t remember my WordPress password and I was out of town. Now that I’m back, I wanted to tell you how pretty that little bird is. What kind of bird is it? You take great photos!

  3. Susan Bruck says:

    Thanks for hosting, Jone. I really enjoyed the Great Morning! poem even though I didn’t read it until the evening. This is my first Poetry Friday–so much fun!

  4. Reading any poem from Great Morning! is a great way to start the day! I’m sure you and the kids will have a great day. Thank you for hosting, Jone!

  5. cvarsalona says:

    Jone, you gave me a great idea to start my professional development sessions for teachers. Thank you for hosting and showcasing Great Morning! One of my fellow Wonderopolis Wonder Lead Ambassadors, a principal, texted me yesterday for the title of the book. He said that he will definitely get it for his elementary school in Plano, Texas.

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  8. By now you are in the middle of your subbing day. I hope it is going GREAT….because, I know it started great. So happy that the teacher who needed you got YOU and your love of learning and words with students today. What lucky kids! Thanks also for hosting Poetry Friday. It’s a highlight of my week.Today, I share a poem inspired by a photo from Molly Hogan.

  9. I thought as Irene did, that you meant subbing poems. Good for you for saying soon!

  10. amyludwigvanderwater says:

    Great Afternoon, Jone! Thank you for hosting today. This is such a joyful book, and your students are lucky that you come with arms and heart full of poetry to share. xxx

  11. Rebecca Herzog says:

    I won a copy of this book and sent it to my teacher-friend in Wisconsin. She is absolutely LOVING it! It is so great! Good luck with the subbing!

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  13. As one of the contributing poets, I appreciate your shout out about GREAT MORNING. I hope you have a great morning and entire day subbing today!

  14. Great morning to you, Jone, or great evening from here in Japan. Thank you for hosting.

  15. Karen Edmisten says:

    Jone, enjoy your day of subbing and poetry! 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

  16. Thanks for hosting! I like the sound of a great morning, even better than a good morning.

  17. Erin says:

    G’day and thanks for hosting 🙂 Hope your students enjoyed the poetry lesson.

  18. Dear Jone – it IS a great day for subbing! Although I must confess: at first I thought you were talking about subbing poems/mss for publication!! Ha! (Also a good day for that… every day is a good day for that!) GREAT MORNING to you! xo

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  20. maryleehahn says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great day of subbing! How perfect that you would bring poetry with you back into the classroom!!

  21. Tabatha says:

    Hi Jone! Hope you had a fun day in the classroom. Thanks for hosting!

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  23. Sally Murphy says:

    great morning to you, too, Jone. Hope you have a great day subbing, and thanks for hosting.

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  25. Janet’s poem is a great start to any morning! Thank you for hosting PF this week, Jone. I look forward to a great morning of immersing myself in the weekly offerings!

  26. Sounds like a great idea for sharing the poem, Jone! Thanks for hosting!

  27. Fortunate students to have you for their sub Jone! Starting the day with fun and poems–I bet they’ll want you to stick around… Thanks for hosting the roundup!

  28. What fun. My post is up. Thanks for hosting.

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  31. jama says:

    Great to hear you shared the book with your class today. Hope you had a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting this week!

  32. For me, a great morning involves a cup of tea, some hot toast, a warm, fluffy blanket, a good book, and nowhere else to be! 🙂

  33. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Thanks for hosting! I’m looking forward to reading this book. Those are some lucky students in your class today.

  34. Thanks for hosting, Jone! And have fun being back in the swing o’ things, subbing…I’m sure it’ll be a blast getting to be back in school!

  35. Thanks for hosting, Jone – and lucky students (!) who get to have you for a sub. :0) I’ve enjoyed sharing this book with my daughter and a few other educator friends & plan to keep spreading the word in school visits next month. Have a GREAT morning and whole day!

  36. lindabaie says:

    Just read this, Jone. How wonderful to hear that you’re going to sub & share the Great Morning! poem by Janet Wong. Have fun! I’ll return with my post later!

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