Experiment with a good book! and Keep a Poem in Your Pocket! were two slogans that appeared throughout Paul Cuffee School during April’s celebration of literacy, reading, and poetry.
Reading Week at the lower school focused on STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) speakers and guest readers. Astronomers, engineers, architects, geologists, and underwater explorers shared their talents and experiences with students, while legislators, construction managers, financial analysts, and Cuffee Board members read favorite books to the students. A Book Giveaway, sponsored by a Target grant, armed students with new books for the spring recess and the all-school Read In gave them a chance to dig in to their new literature.
At the Middle and Upper Schools, the focus was on the celebration of Poetry. National Poetry Month saw displays of poetry anthologies and posters in each library, and students and teachers alike were stopped in their tracks by others wishing to share the “poem in their pockets.” Guest poets topped off the week, celebrating the imagery and language of poetry.