Sixth grade language arts teacher, Mrs. Jackie Knight, is hosting a West Chester University practicum student, Ms. Catherine Maleski. As part of her practicum work, Ms. Maleski conducted a lesson based on poetry that she wrote. During the lesson the students discussed the poet’s purpose, tone and emotions.
In connection to Ms. Maleski’s writing about childhood memories in her poem entitled “Where I’m From,” she referenced drinking hot carob on the farm where she grew-up. To tap into different learning styles, she brought in hot chocolate for the student writers to enjoy while they were writing. The students loved sipping hot chocolate while writing their own “Where I’m From” poems. The students hosted a Poetry Café in their classroom to share their writing. The poems will be displayed in Mrs. Knight’s room during Kennett Middle School’s Spring Open House.
The students are sure Ms. Maleski will make a wonderful teacher in the future, and everyone at Kennett Middle School wishes her all the best with her studies at West Chester University!