Today rang in the 2014 edition of a Library favourite: Book Spine Poetry! Inspired by Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes, the Grade 6 boys try their hand at creating poems out of stacked books.
This lesson follows a now-familiar pattern:
Ms Walker: Today, we’re going to write poetry! (This spells doom in many a boy’s heart)
Boys: GROAN MOAN ROLL EYES YAWN SCREAM DESPAIR
Ms. Walker: But we’re not going to use pencils or paper – and you don’t actually need to write anything!
After a couple of minutes’ worth of introduction, some samples both IRL and online, they’re off, enthusiastically scanning the shelves and piling books with reckless abandon. It’s priceless.
Here’s a small sample of some of their poems!