Deerfield 5th graders enjoy the art of poetry with Professor BJ Ward

Over the course of three visits, 5th Grade students worked with Professor BJ Ward to learn about the function and importance of words! Through engaging, hands-on activities, students explored the art of poetry and worked to craft two of their own original poems.  Finally, students were guided through the act of revision, making sure their word choices were purposeful and had an impact on the reader. Completed poems will be compiled into a grade-wide Poetry Anthology, to be distributed later in the year.  Deerfield 5th grade teacher Ms. Lori Topel said, “A HUGE thanks to the MEF for generously funding this incredible experience for us!  It will surely be one of the highlights of the year that will stay with us for a lifetime.”