Poetry Café for Valentines' Day

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On the evening of February 14, 2012, the elementary students at Country Village Montessori School presented their 5th Annual Poetry Café to the delight and amusement of parents, friends, and staff. The stage was set with the audience seated at candle-lit tables. Poetry Café was established in 2007 as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a non-traditional way. Each year, the children are introduced to several different kinds of poetry, including rhyming couplets, haiku, free verse, limericks, sonnets, and several others in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. To prepare for their Café performance, they each compose original poems and compile a book complete with illustrations.

This year, in addition to presenting their original works, some children also memorized or read published works from favorite poets like Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, and Dr. Seuss.

The parents and children of Country Village Montessori School began their program at 6:00pm and concluded with cupcakes and a Valentine exchange by 7:30pm.