Bessette sparks youngsters to create poems

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Shelburne Poet Laureate Rick Bessette recently visited The Schoolhouse Learning Center in South Burlington for the second year in a row. In a writing workshop with second and third graders, he asked, “How would you describe what you see when you look up at the sky?” He led the class to write pieces in their own voices and shared some of his own poems. In response, student Zach Rollins of Ferrisburgh wrote, “I felt the thunder, and/ heard the crack,/ Turned and ran/ and did not look back.” Teacher Sara Bankert said Bessette brings something unique to the classroom. “It’s such a great experience for the kids to listen to, learn from, and write poetry with a real poet!”

One Response to "Bessette sparks youngsters to create poems"

  1. Kristen Gagnon   January 24, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Thank you, Rick Bessette, for bringing your passion and talent to the Schoolhouse!! My second grader loved writing poems with you. It’s fascinating to see what magic is going on inside a child’s brain poured onto paper. Thank you for your time and inspiration!


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