Back to School Poetry!

09.13.12

09.13.12 • 8:52 am EDT | 1 response |

Did You See What I Saw?

Poems about School

By Kay Winters, illustrated by Martha Weston

 

Did you parents know that kids still call it “pumping”?  It’s that energetic action as youngsters egg their swings ever higher with that back and forth action of sturdy young legs. In this collection of poems about school by Kay Winters, I was specifically reminded of that glorious effort in her poem called “Swinging”. And you will too!

Swing

low.

Swing

high.

 

Pump

Fast.

Soar:

Fly.

 

Ride

wind.

Touch

sky

 

Swing

low.

Swing

high.

In poems from “School Bus” to “Books  Books   Books” to “In the Circle” to “Not Fair”, kids and parents will delight in this poetic collection of common themed school experiences. From the less happy encounters such as “Lots of Spots” documenting the flocks of spots that appear with chicken pox to “Blizzard”, heralding the most awaited and joyous two words in all of elementary academia – No School! Kids and parents will no doubt have their favorite as I do and here it is. It’s called “The Best”. Can you guess why? It was my favorite part of the day too!

        

The best part

of the day

is when I hear

the teacher say,

“Sit by my chair

while I read.”

 

We sprawl

on the rug.

It’s like listening

to a hug,

while the story magic

pours over me.

Whether your child is at a school where they listen sprawling comfortably on a rug or sitting at a desk forming neat little rows, the beauty of this book is the “magic” can reach each child’s heart no matter where they sit! Better still, the two of you can share it together.

                                       

 

 

Comments:

1 response |
  • Pat Brisson

    on September 13, 2012 17:28

    I love Kay Winters’ Did You See What I Saw? It’s so lively and kid-friendly. This book is a warm hug from a wonderful author.

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