This afternoon there was a “Poetry Jam” that the teachers at Jacob’s school organized and held at our local Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Many, many students walked up to the mic with confidence and recited their poetry. If I think back to myself as a 6-year old, I don’t think I would have walked up so bravely and recited poetry in front of a large audience in a public location like that. I love how at DaVinci these students are learning the art of public speaking at such a young age. What a cool thing!
Jacob recited two of the Haiku poems he wrote. He loved being able to count out the syllables of each line, making sure there was a 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable pattern in the lines of the poem.
She fell down off the scooter
She’s really upset
He blows fart kisses
He does not handle sugar
He’s out of control
I was only able to snap a picture of Jacob waiting in line. His turn was next after this girl who is on the mic. As soon as she was done, I turned on my camera to video mode. I wanted to capture his every utterance on video for posterity’s sake. He was beaming in his blue shirt. My happy boy.