Welcome back to Poetry Box. I hope your break was as lovely as mine. I went to Australia to go to a family wedding which was a special treat indeed. Back home, I saw the movie Cinderella which I loved. My favourite line was when the mum told Cinderella that two very important things in life are kindness and courage. I so agree! And I saw Singing in the Rain with my daughter which was spectacular.
Here are a few challenges to kick start the term. Two big ones and one little one.
1. A poem challenge for this week:
Poems can have all kinds of moods just like we can have all kinds of moods.
Try writing a poem where something funny happens in it. It might be a little bit true as lots of mine are. Or totally made up. Use you ears to check the sound on each line. Where will you put the funny bit. At the start, the middle or at the end as a surprise? All work!
Try three different endings then pick your favourite. Try three titles and pick your favourite.
DEADLINE for your Funny-Poem Challenge: Wednesday April 29th
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Funny-Poem challenge.
I will post my favourites and have a book for a poet.
2. Interview challenge:
I am on the hunt for children and classes to interview NZ writers again this term. If you want to do this you need to tell me the name of the author and why you want to interview them. You need to tell me your name, school, age, year and name of teacher, and if you are a whole class. I will see if I can get the author to do the interview with you. I will have a prize pack of books for my favourite interview by a class and a book for my favourite interview by a student (up to Year 8).
3. Review challenge:
I am on the hunt for children and classes to review NZ books this year. If you want to do this you need to tell me your details then I will tell you what to put in the review. You need to tell me your name, school, age, year and name of teacher and if you are a whole class. I will have a prize pack of books for my favourite interview by a class and a book for my favourite interview by a student (up to Year 8).
The Fourth fabulous Poetry Competition:
I am posting the details of this in the next few days!