In preparation for our field trip to the Chicago International Children’s Film Fest, today we hosted a Poetry expert from Facet’s Multimedia. She spoke of the connections between Poetry and Film. The program that the Whittier Middle Schoolers will attend is titled “Reel Poetry.” We will see how well known poems inspired film makers to create movies based on the content of various poems. This field trip will be interactive and require our students to have parts of poems memorized; they will also be expected to recite poetry at the Facets Theater. The popular refrain from the day comes from “Invectus”:
“I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of soul!”
Our students did great once they overcame their shyness. Field trip will take place Oct.27.