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St. Christopher’s Poetry Cafe in Full Swing

St. Christopher Grade 4 student, Ethan Hodge, gets ready to read aloud his poem at the Poetry Cafe.

November 23, 2011 - On Tuesday, November 22, the gym at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School was transformed. With soft jazz playing, lights dimmed, candles burning, and a stool and microphone under the spotlight, the grade four students were ready to take part in their annual poetry café. Parents, grandparents and friends were invited to be a part of the audience, as each student read aloud four of their best works of poetry. In place of clapping, the audience snapped their appreciation after each poem was read. “It is a great way to get the students to really explore their creative side,” said Shanna Whalen, the grade 4 teacher. “They get so excited when they know they are going to perform in front of the audience, and the ambiance really lends itself to the whole experience for both students and the guests. The kids worked really hard on their poetry and they thoroughly enjoy the performance part, as it really helps them build confidence. I am very proud of all of them.” Immediately after all the read-alouds, both students and guests were treated to refreshments and some social time to reflect on the afternoon performances.

Poem by Grade four student Ethan Hodge


Juicy Turkey
The sign of Thanksgiving
Everyone likes Turkeys
Its a proud sign of Thanksgiving
Thank you Turkey.



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