PumpkinFest 2019 -
This year the Podcast station was assisted by high school senior, Carlos.
Our question to each of the classes was, "What is something about you that we cannot see when we look at you?" Take a listen:
Ms. Naclerio's 4th grade students
Ms. Serrao's 5th grade students
Mr. Longbotham's and Ms. Christensen's 3rd grade students
Ms. Gogerty's and Ms. Fisher's 5th grade students
Ms. Maley's 4th grade students
Ms. Foret's 3rd grade students
Ms. Makow's 3rd grade students
Ms. Crowder's and Ms. Russolello's 4th grade students
Ms. Thomas' and Ms. DeMaro's 5th grade students
Ms. Oppenheimer's and Ms. Bulson's 5th grade students
PumpkinFest 2018 - A little bit of conversation with your poetry!
Ms. Oppenheimer's and Ms. Beck's class give us a rendition of a poem Kwame Alexander wrote to celebrate Maya Angelou. It is called, "Majestic". This was the first group of the day to respond to the question, "What do we not know about you, just by looking at you?" Listen to what they shared.
Ms. Feldmann's class Native American Chief Dan George is celebrated in this poem which encourages each of us to consciously greet each day. The students share some things about themselves that are not obvious just by looking at them.
Ms. Maley's class talked about the themes in Dave Egger's book, Her Right Foot. Whose foot? Take a guess after looking at this cover (book available in Lenape Library) and listen to what they have to say.
Ms. King's and Ms. Bulson's class consider the days of the week strung out on a silver chain, like a "Necklace", by Naomi Shahib Nye.
Ms. Manning's class Quacks its way through a poem from the book, Nest, Nook, and Cranny by Susan Blackaby.
Ms. Foret's class shares Douglas Florian's, "Autumnescent" and some things they've noticed in their yards.
"What to do with Autumn Leaves..." a poem with suggestions by Douglas Florian, presented by Mr. Longbotham's and Ms. Christiansen's class.
Ms. Burdick's and Ms. Wilcox's classes offer a poem about Thanksgiving....and then tell us some things they look forward to with their own Thanksgiving celebration.
Mr. Monheit's class talks about their PumpkinFest Day and what they liked best!
Ms. Majthenyi's and Ms. Rice's class rally to beat the rain that is now coming down steady at the end of our PumpkinFest Day! They give us the poem, "How to Write a Poem", celebrating Naomi Shahib Nye, written by Kwame Alexander.
Station 6 at the November 14, 2017 PumpkinFest was a celebration of student voices accepting the challenge to read the words of poets they may or may not have heard before. The background sounds are those of other Lenape students outside at Stations 1-5.
These "cold readings" capture the fun spirit of the day. We weren't looking for polished programs, but imagine with a few more practice runs that the deliveries could be performances!
"November Night" presented by Mrs. Macur's students
Mr. Monheit's students presented "dog" by Valerie Worth
"In My Garden" presented by students in Mr. Longbotham and Mrs. Christensen's class
"I Love the Look of Words" by Maya Angelou presented by students of Mrs. Allis
Students in Mrs. Dates and Mrs. Fisher's Class presented "5 Little Pumpkins"
Students in the class of Mrs. Crowder and Ms. Ranellone presented "The Seven Ages of Man" from William Shakespeare's play, As You Like It.
Mrs. Maley's class read, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
William Carlos Williams - "The Red Wheelbarrow" and "This is Just to Say" presented by students of Mrs. Harris
"Pumpkins" by Mrs. Foret's third grade students
"Miracles" by Walt Whitman presented by Mrs. Easterlin's 5th grade students
Mrs. Naclerio's class presented Naomi Shahib Nye, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson
Mrs. Serrao's class presented a mixed bag of poetry