Today I had a lovely visit with the P3 classes at Glasgow Academy. We talked about poetry, pets and fussy eaters, and I read two stories to them: Jacob O’Reilly Wants a Pet and I Do Not Eat the Colour Green.
The children had spent some time looking at the other poems on my website, and told me they particularly liked Gloria Boring and Look, It’s Geraldine. One class had chosen Buster the Fly to post on their wall because they are studying mini-beasts at the moment. All the children in that class had written their own mini-beast poems. They were so good I wanted to share them with you here!
I have chosen rhyming couplets from the poems by Ruby (1-2), Zainab (3-4), Honey (5-6), Rosie (7-8) and Lucas (9-10) to make one big counting poem full of mini-beasts!
One Little Mini-beast
One little dragonfly having a bath
Two little dragonflies having a laugh
Three little butterflies flying up to heaven
Four little butterflies counting up to seven
Five little ladybirds dancing in a disco
Six little ladybirds going to San Francisco
Seven little woodlice on their way home
Eight little woodlice talking on the phone
Nine little spiders swimming in a lake
Ten little spiders riding on a snake.
I think you’ll agree that the children have done some wonderful rhyming in their poems!
I had a great time today, and the children had lots of interesting questions for me. Thanks to Mrs MacLeod who organised my visit, and to Miss Campbell for the photo she took for me to use. I’m sorry to have missed Mrs Berry who was unwell today, but the lovely Mrs Ferris was there in her place. Everyone made me feel very welcome, and I hope to visit again soon!