One of the ways in which LW! engages UWS elementary students to become more aware of the architecture in their neighborhood is through the exploration and creation of poetry. In our popular program Neighborhood Poetry, third-graders spend time outside to write down observations about their neighborhood. In a whole-class effort, these observations are later mixed together with their classmates’ and arranged into different poems. Below, enjoy some examples from the spring of 2012!
P.S. 87 students wrote about the buildings on West 78th Street:
P.S. 199 students sat near the Eleanor Roosevelt statue at the corner of Riverside Park, looking at the buildings on 72nd Street and Riverside Drive:
P.S. 145 students wrote about the West End Presbyterian Church on Amsterdam Avenue and 105th Street (on LW’s Wish List):