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Friday, October 31, 2014
Covert Avenue students put poems in pockets
Vikas Girdhar
Third-graders Jayden Chang, left, Dannah Ayala, Veronica Beach and Mya Fiorentino wrote poems and put them in a specially created “pocket” on their class’ bulletin board.

In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, students from Covert Avenue School in Elmont celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30.

All students selected their favorites poems or wrote their own original pieces and placed them in creatively-designed pockets on class bulletin boards. Each class created a display that lined the hallway and it spread throughout the school.

The event was an exciting way for students to learn about poetry while relating it back to fundamentals they have learned about the English language in class. Students were also able to express themselves in unique ways.

Covert Avenue Principal Mary Natoli was pleased with the success of Poem in Your Pocket Day.

“With April being National Poetry Month, we are provided with a chance to dig deeper into the common core,” Natoli said. “Students have an opportunity to engage in another genre and enjoy having a poem in their pockets.”

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