Sharing A Love for Poetry

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In recognition of National Poetry Month, students and faculty from the Babylon Junior Senior High School recently celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day as hosted by the past and current advisers of the National English Honor Society.

Poem in Your Pocket Day encourages staff and students alike to carry around a poem in their pockets to share with others as a means of spreading a love for literacy. In the school library, which was transformed into an inspirational setting adorned with a beautiful archway made entirely out of books, students recited both classic poetry and original works. They also called upon classmates to do the same. Babylon Junior Senior High School Principal Al Cirone, Assistant Principal Jennifer Mangone and English teacher Michael Birnbaum were just some of the faculty members who recited poetry for all to hear. 

As an additional dynamic component to the fun-filled day, student members of both the band and orchestra provided musical accompaniment, welcoming classes to the event as they arrived. 

“It has been one of my goals as an educator and as the director of ELA to take a humanities-based approach to learning, in which there is an integration of many disciplines exploring and engaging in a specific topic,” said District Director of English Language Arts Teresa Collins.

According to Mrs. Collins, there are plans to incorporate a modified version of Poem in Your Pocket Day to both the Babylon Elementary School and Babylon Memorial Grade School in the near future.