The first Literature Latte was held at GCA on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Over 40 students from the seventh and eighth grade Literature classes presented their works: including shadow boxes, illustrations, original poems, essays and original haiku’s. Mrs. Kathy Bennett and Mrs. Delrose Betts collaborated on this impressive event. Parents, grandparents and friends were treated to a “coffeehouse” atmosphere complete with coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate and loads of goodies. The students took the stage one at a time to make their presentations.
Mrs. Kathy Bennett’s eighth graders just finished studying “Where the Red Fern Grows,” and students had the option to create a shadow box or illustration of a scene or to write an essay, a series of haiku’s, or a poem. Mrs. Bett’s seventh grade class has just completed a unit on poetry. Each of her students created an original poem which they then presented to the group.