Is it Thursday already?! This week for National Poetry month we explored the colour green hoping its joyful shades would be emerging everywhere we looked. No such luck, it is still a muddled brown/grey around these parts, but I did spy this:
I was hard pressed to find poems exclusively dedicated to the colour green, so we read mostly about spring. This week our favourites were ‘Daffodowndilly’ by A.A.Milne and ‘The Green Lady’ by Charlotte Druitt Cole.
For our own practice, we did some family drawing, and used ‘green things’ as our inspiration. Here is big kids:
That’s a bluebell-his first contribution to our green list, “The stem is green!” he assured me.
When we finished, I copied the words of all we drew out onto cards to save for another day…and when that day arrived, I read them all out, and we all took a stab at a poem using some of our green words.
Here they are:
‘A green lizard was in a blizzard of leaves
on his tree with moss and a bee
who stung all the leaves’
‘The green leaves fell on my window and said
shouldn’t you be picking your nose sleepy head?’
~S.J.L (age 4)
…and the grown ups:
Man goes to the moss laden market.
Buds turn to bushes of bluebells.
“Mint, moss, basil leaves
these are green like limes on tress.
Frogs, lizards algae too,
I like grapes
How ’bout you?
Poetry is tricky!
Next week the theme is growth, maybe we’ll see how/who last years spring duds are fitting, see if our lilac and maples shot up, look back at pictures from last year and talk about how much all the kiddos have grown-perfect with a birthday coming at the end of this month!
What have you been up to this week? Leave a link to your blog or post your efforts right in the comments.