Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Small Stuff

TS (The Student) loves songs and music so I thought it only logical to introduce poetry. You know the silly little diddies that every five year old should have in the backpack of life.
For example we started September by reviewing Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin. The book is itself is a great poem. We found a teaching unit online for the book and it included this poem:

Coconut Warning

Now, here's a little warning

So listen to me

Never ever sit beneath

A coconut tree

They're great for drinking

They're fine for percussion

But if one hits your head

You'll get a concussion. ~ Author Unknown ~

TS (Super Kiddo) was tickled as could be with this little ditty. So as we started our unit on Fall, I started looking for similar ditties. Much to my surprise while we were cutting up construction paper for leaves and jumping in them.
(Hey it's homeschool we can do that and practice cutting.)
He said "Hi Mom we need a poem for Fall. I got one." So here it is TS first poem.




Fall to the ground



All around

{by ST}

It was at this moment that it hit me again this is the beauty of homeschool. He got to create and move without being stifled. Thank You God!

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