Ears Hear

Flies buzz,
Motors roar.
Kettles hiss,
People snore.
Dogs bark,
Birds cheep.
Autos honk: Beep! Beep!

Winds sigh,
Shoes squeak.
Trucks honk,
Floors creak.
Whistles toot,
Bells clang.
Doors slam: Bang! Bang!

Kids shout,
Clocks ding.
Babies cry,
Phones ring.
Balls bounce,
Spoons drop.
People scream: Stop! Stop!
Lucia and James L. Hymes, Jr.


Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.


Our Poetry Pages

Just for fun, on 1 April this year, a rainy day, we got out the magnetic poetry kits. Pairs of students created some remarkable poems -- one of which has already been set to music by the students who wrote it.
Then I found out it was National Poetry Month and so we began doing a poem a day in class. The first two days, we cut up "long poems" (left and below), stanza by stanza, and then tried to make the sounds -- read the sounds aloud -- and match them up with the animals or things that make those sounds. We pasted up the poems and, after that, we practiced reading them and finally, read them into a recorder.

Still Under Construction--18 June 2000
--Mrs. Johnson

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