As part of our recent poetry unit, my 4th graders participated in the 25th Annual National Student Poetry Contest sponsored by The America Library of Poetry. My students' writing was awash with figurative language, painting mental pictures in the minds of readers. Much of their writing was inspired from their own life experiences, family, or moments dear to their hearts.
An enticing draw for the students was nothing less than a $500 grand prize as well as other prizes just for entering, the winners of which will be chosen at random. They worked especially hard and poured the very best of their writing talents and themselves into their poems. Fingers crossed for a lucky winner from Antioch!