Kiddo! provides the funding for a poetry program for all 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. You would be surprised at the imaginative, thoughtful, and articulate ways young minds can express themselves.
Loud And QuietWhen a jackhammer sings its
Bone rattle song, it’s loud.
When a snake coils with icy confidence,
Poised ready to spring, it’s quiet.
When a battle drum is pounded,
Yelling a pang of fear, it’s loud.
When an entire football stadium holds its breath,
Waiting to see if the kick is good, it’s quiet.
When a fire crackles and snaps in
Burning rage, it’s loud.
When a lonely, forgotten balloon drifts
On a high blue breeze, it’s quiet.
Silence is the absence of sound,
And thus it never is.
JESSE, Sixth Grade, Mill Valley Middle School
Rod Septka, Classroom Teacher
Michele Rivers, Poet-Teacher
Note: The Mill Valley School District manages the academic and administrative business for each school and subject — for both District- and Kiddo!-funded teachers and programs — including curriculum development, staffing, teacher professional development, class registration, grading, etc.
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on gold stems
CHINA, 3rd Grade Old Mill School
Denise Strecker, Classroom Teacher
Sasha Eakle, Poet Teacher
My handsMy hands
Can draw animals.
Can write poems.
Can do push-ups.
MICHAEL, 1st grade, Strawberry Point School
Jan Bolgla, Classroom Teacher
Sasha Eakle, Poetry Teacher