Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Poetry Time

One of the activities I decided to do with my girls this summer vacation is Poetry on Tuesdays. I meant to get this posted yesterday, but it didn't happen so I am sharing today. First we read from Jack Prelutsky's book, It's Raining Pigs & Noodles.

Then the girls picked a topic and we started to brainstorm. They decided to write about the bunnies in our backyard. Below is their creation. I decided to leave it in the spelling that my eight year-old used. I got them a new composition book to record all of their poetry in for the summer.

Backyard Bunnies
By: Taylor, Madelyn and Nadia Thue

Four little bunnys made their home in our backyard.
We really tried to catch them but it was really hard.

When we're really quiet we can sneek a peek.
But then our little sister gets excited and gives a big shriek! EEK!

My dad wants them to disapear.
But he's no magician, so they just reappear.

A hungry dog found our bunnys running free.
We're not sure what happened, but now there's only three.

I really tried to let them do it and not give a lot of input. I did help them come up with rhyming words. One of my purposes of this activity is to get my middle child reading. After they finished the poem, she read it back to us. Hopefully this activity will help her work on some of her words and make it fun for her.

Now what should we do today. . .


Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

What a great activity, and such a cute poem they created! The Daddy comment reminded me of our house and our little rabbit "problem"...{{giggles}}

kellyjae said...

I love the poem!! So cute, and really funny. Great job girls!

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