Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tundra Poetry Cafe
Last night we battled the rush-hour snow and cold to attend the Tundra Poetry Cafe. The Dude's school gives names to all it's classes, and he is in the Tundra - one of the two grade 3/4 classes. The other is called the Bayou.
The Tundra kids have been working on poetry over the past few weeks and this was the culmination of those efforts. The kids decorated the lunchroom, making it into a cafe. Parents and kids provided baked goods, they had a menu, and sold baked goods and drinks to parents. Money earned at the event went to the Make a Wish Foundation - a charity chosen by the children.
[The waiter pauses amid the swirl of activity.]
After taking our orders and serving the treats, the kids read their poems. A very splendid event.
[M enjoys the lemonade.]