West Side students learned quickly that author, Darren Sardelli, is not your typical poet! Born on Long Island, he grew up with 4 brothers, playing hockey and yes…writing poetry! His humorous rhymes have been featured on radio Disney, in magazines, textbooks and Scholastic children’s books. From an early age, he kept an “idea book” and to date has filled nearly 100 idea books that have inspired his writing. He challenged the students at West Side to start an idea book of their own, because “one idea could change your life, and change the world.” The kids were amazed at all the poems Mr. Sardelli rapped in rhymes (from memory!) imploring the students to guess the rhyming ending as they laughed along the way at his hilarious imagination. Thank you to the Cultural Arts Committee for organizing this fabulous presentation.