In the Classroom: And I Thank You

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Britt Kaufmann spent two days with 40 fourth grade students at Burnsville Elementary School.  Using the poem “Roses are Red,” Britt encouraged the class to get descriptive with their vocabulary, creating their own poem by substituting the original words with new ones.  Each student created a poem that ended in “and I thank you,” in honor of Thanksgiving.  Britt corrected the rough drafts for spelling and pushed students to the next level of creativity.  Students wrote, decorated, and addressed the final drafts of their poems on blank note cards that Britt then mailed out.

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e-mail Program Manager Stacey Lane at: staceylane@penland.org

Contributors

Penland School of Crafts
NC Arts Council
Community Foundation of Western NC

Teaching Artists

Anne Phillips
Pat Benard
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