Monday, March 31, 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month With Lots Of Awesome Digital Tools & Resources.....and Have Fun Connecting With Others

Tomorrow is the first day of April and the start of one of our favorite months at Van Meter.

It's National Poetry Month and time to celebrate poetry, connect with poets, create all kinds of poetry, and share with all our friends.

One thing that I have created to help our students and others celebrate poetry is the Poetry, Poetry, Poetry Symbaloo.

This Symbaloo filled with lots of fun websites for our young people to create poetry....They love visiting these sites to learn how to write and create all kinds of poems.  There are also places to read wonderful poems and connect with amazing poets.

I have placed this Symbaloo on all of our grade level webmixes so they can find it easily and connect with poetry all through the month.  We have a lot of wonderful activities and projects plans.

And the BEST part....Lots and lots of exciting connections with our friends around the world are being planned!
A few weeks ago I posted It's Almost National Poetry Month....Time To Start Connecting & Planning Some Fun.  It gives you a few ideas on how to get connected to others too.

And there is a link to the Google Doc where several of us have already started connecting.  Please visit Let's Connect For Poetry Month & Poem In Your Pocket to sign up and start making fun plans for your students and school too.

Happy Poetry Month, friends.....Please share your ideas on Twitter by using #PoetryMonth.  If you have any websites and resources I should add to the Symbaloo, let me know too.


  1. Shannon, I first stumbled upon you when I was exploring symbaloo for the first time. I'm going to send your poetry mix to our teachers - and add to our hs symbaloo I started. Thank you!

  2. Hi Diana,

    So happy that you found me. :) Thank you for sharing. Poetry Month is so much fun.

    Have a wonderful Sunday, Shannon