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!
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.”
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.
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