Determine a Location for Your Poetry Cafe
- Grades: 3–5
Before opening your Poetry Cafe, you will need to determine where in your school would be the best place to set up a cafe. A regular classroom may not be large enough to accommodate all of the guests, but you also do not want to pick a place (such as a gymnasium or cafeteria) that is so large that it loses the quaintness of a crowded coffee shop.
We use a common area in our building called the LGI (large group instruction area). It is large enough to fit a small stage and lots of little tables, but not so big that it lacks the coziness of a cafe.