Sean and Jenna talked about the process of creating spontaneous poetry and how to ask questions of their "customers" in order to compose a personalized poem that feeds the heart. A poem can be a wonderful gift of kindness. Students also learned a lot about the mechanics of old-fashioned typewriters. As 5th graders oohed and ahhed over machines that don't use electricity or batteries, they were invited to submit their own topics for a custom poem typed up by our presenters. From topics like a Lunchboxes, Unicorns, and Lizards and Football to a poem about Covid and Zoom, our students guffawed, snorted, and smiled whole-heartedly as they listened to Sean and Jenna present tales about their poetic adventures and revealed custom poems for our students.
To top it off, our students tried their hand at creating spontaneous poetry using their iPads and a cool app called Hanx Writer! Way to bravely create the gift of words through poetry, Mustangs!