Varnett Public School Northeast had its third Poetry Slam on Friday, April 27, 2018, under the pavilion.
There was a cool breeze and the sun was bright. All students were excited and ready to perform. The competition was between students in pre-k through second grade at 9 a.m. and students in grades 3-6 at 1:30 p.m.
The judges had a difficult job based on the quality of the writing, the quality of the performance, the content of the work and individuality. It was a quality day of learning.
Winners were Ms. Angela Howard's kindergarten class (video) in the categories of individual reciting, small group and whole class. Ms. Kia Suezelle Webster's third-grade class won for whole class performance.
Winners earned an ice cream party with all of the trimmings - whip cream, pecans, cherries, caramel, sprinkles and, of course. The ice cream came in many flavors.
Everyone has a great time listening to the performers, enjoying music and sharing the time of culture and fellowship.
Story by Ms. Magdalena Trevino, NE instructional coach, and Ms. Lisa Reed-Richards, second-grade teacher
Photos by Ms. Alisha M. Thomas, second-grade teacher