UGA Poetry Support

Today the University of Georgia Athletic Association had a day of service in Clarke County Schools and the community.   We used these volunteers to support the many poetry lessons that are happening in the media center and in individual classrooms.  Along with send twelve readers to go into classrooms, the athletic association also purchased 12 new poetry books to donate to our media center.  Volunteers went to 5 classrooms:  Ms Spurgeon’s PreK, Mrs. Hart’s 1st grade, and Mrs. Oprey, Mrs. Slongo and Mrs. Beshara’s 5th grade classrooms.  They read poetry to students and worked alongside students as they wrote poems for our poetry contest and for Poem in Your Pocket Day.

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Thank You! to the following volunteers from UGA:

Steve Colquitt

Carol Capitani

Tim Cearley

Julie Clark

Jay Clark

George Cleare

Sara Bradburry

Manuel Diaz

Kelley Hester

Todd Grantham

Claire Foggin

Greg McGarity

Also many thanks for donating the following books:

You Read to Me I’ll Read to You: very short fables to read together

A Dazzling Display of Dogs

Messing Around on the Monkey Bars

The Underwear Salesman

Every Second Something Happens

The Wonder Book

Change Up

One Big Rain

Our Farm

The Carnival of the Animals

Poetrees

Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets

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2 thoughts on “UGA Poetry Support

  1. Kathy says:

    Very cool! I know Sara Bradburry – we live in the same neighborhood – I bet she loved coming into your school! I wonder if GA Gwinnett College would be willing to do something like this, they are not as big as UGA, but maybe I should inquire about something like this for next year at my school (they are about 5 miles away from us!)

    • plemmonsa says:

      That sounds like a great idea. I do a couple of community reader events during the year and then try to do one or two UGA reading events too. The athletic department is literally across the street so it’s easy to get them to walk over. This particular day was a day of service that they do every year in the whole community, but they are always willing to come and help out.

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