Providing K-12 teachers with poetry across the curriculum

supporting materials for great Morning!

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A Letter to Parents

Dear Families:


This year we’re adding something new to our morning announcements: POETRY! In a few minutes a day, we hope to use poems to support our school culture of kindness, safety, respect, and gratitude.

The resource that we will be drawing inspiration from is GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books). Ask our librarian if you can borrow a copy of this book from our library—and continue the discussions at home. Here is a selection from that book to encourage family reading at any time of day, any day of the week.


At Our House

 by Virginia Euwer Wolff 

Dad reads to me while he makes me lunch,

Mom reads to me in bed.

My little brother wants to hear

every word that we have read.

Grandpa’s learning how to read,

Grandma hums along.

Books speak right up in our house,

and words turn into song.  

Poem copyright © 2015 by Virginia Euwer Wolff

GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud 

by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong (Pomelo Books)



Very truly yours,



Principal