4th Grade is exploring a Poetry Unit. Students have been listening to four of William Shakespeare’s tragedies/comedies being read aloud by different faculty members, then write different types of poems based on the themes inspired by these plays: Romeo and Juliet (Acrostic), Macbeth (Haiku), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Free Verse) and Twelfth Night (Cinquain). This unit will culminate in “Poetry Café”, an event 4th grade parents, some faculty and staff attend, to watch the students recite several of their own poems on stage. In addition, Ms. Wendy’s class has enjoyed class outdoors for further inspiration in writing nature inspired poems based on the five senses.