Students Hear from Award Winning Poet

Students Hear from Award Winning Poet Photo

Washington Drive Primary School students received a special visit from award winning poet and author Darren Sardelli on April 4. Sardelli is known for his humorous and whimsical poetry.

Three grade level assemblies took place where Sardelli interacted with students from kindergarten through second grade. To prepare for the poet’s arrival, students read his work during the school’s morning announcements and created posters to welcome Sardelli to the school.

During the presentation, students laughed at his silly poems as he recited a few of them to the classes. He also discussed what poetry is, how he writes and how to use imagination when creating stories. Sardelli brought up the importance of emotions when writing and allowed students to showcase their best angry, happy and sad expressions.

In true poetry fashion, the classes learned about rhythm and heard a few different riddles which they were eager to solve. Sardelli told students about his favorite poets including Dr. Seuss and encouraged them to each have an idea book.

“It just takes one idea to change your life and change the world,” he told the students.