Friday, April 03, 2015

Celebrating Snow, Kindness & Poetry


It’s Poetry Friday and the perfect day to share another poem from The POETRY FRIDAY Anthology for Celebrations—named after this fabulous tradition. Today’s poem actually features a holiday from February. It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week, the second week of every February. For more info on this celebration, click HERE. In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, we feature DAYS, WEEKS, and whole MONTHS of celebration, too. You'll see examples of each throughout this month's postings.

Elna R. has recruited several kids to perform Eileen Spinelli’s poem, “How to Love Your Little Corner of the World” all set in their snow-filled neighborhood!


And just for fun, Elna shares the “blooper reel” showing their mistakes and giggles which is almost as much fun as the poem performance! Enjoy them both.


For this poem and 155 more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. And for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.

And don’t miss the Poetry Friday fun over at Amy LV’s Poem Farm. See you there!

9 comments:

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Well, I loved this poem before (one of my new favorites in the world) and now...well, now I just want to hug the computer and a book and a dog and even the snow. Thank you. Beautifully read, filmed, great music...a delight! Happy Poetry Friday, Sylvia, to you and your students too! Congratulations again on this book with Janet. xo, a.

skanny17 said...

I am SO with Amy on her comments and thoughts. I love this and want to learn how to make these videos. Terrific. The kids will love this!! Thanks, Sylvia and your students. Are they taking your course online? (Maybe I should go back and read the first posting on this...)Do you have tips on how to make the videos? The kids were darling!
What a great poem. Thanks to Janet Wong, too, for creating such a lovely new PFA book!
Janet F.

jama said...

What a perfect video -- and a great idea to share more of these for PM!

Liz Steinglass said...

I adore this one too! The kids bring the words to life! This is a perfect way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Thank you!

Mary Lee said...

Could those kids have been any cuter?!?!

Joan said...

Applause for the wonderful actors/readers/huggers, for Eileen's magnificent poem, for the creative video makers, for Sylvia and Janet for a book to celebrate!

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Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends. I agree-- Eileen's poem is so lovely and Elna and the kids have done such a great job bringing it to life! You can tell they had a lot of fun with it!

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Hello there dear Sylvia. I love uplifting video clips like these - would definitely share with my teacher-students - so inspiring! Random acts of kindness and poetry - they go together. :)