The heat is hotting up like mad,
my sweaty socks are squishin’,
so until September comes again
Yup, I’ve got some projects and blog improvements and poetry videos and lounging on the beach that I’d like to dedicate some time to, so I am saying so long for a spell. Although I may pop in now and again, I won’t return to my regular scheduled programming until September 3.
But I would never leave you without a poem, especially on Poetry Friday! So in honor of my need for more time to hug some trees and talk to the animals, I’m sharing with you one of the poems I wrote for Lizard Lou. I hope you enjoy this little preschool ditty about filling your life with neighing, squawking, mooing, baaing, oinking friends.
Then head over to Tara’s place at A Teaching Life for the rest of the Poetry Friday roundup!
(Can’t see the video? REFRESH your screen or watch it on YouTube here!)
I’d Like to Have a Little Yard
I’d like to have a little yard,
something very small,
just big enough to put a horse
and a cozy little stall.
I’d get a goat to put inside
to keep him company,
and they could neigh and bleat all day
in perfect harmony.
We’d need a goose to put in there,
a bunny rabbit, too.
And maybe just one other thing…
a thing that might say “Moo.”
With all of us together there,
I think we’d have a ball.
Perhaps that little yard I’d like
won’t be so small at all.
[heading style=”1″]Extension Activities: “I’d Like to Have a Little Yard”[/heading]
- Write a poem about what would happen if you found your yard full of _________
- Write a poem about your favorite animal
- Reading: Here are some wonderful farm (and other) animal-themed books:
- Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud by Charles Ghigna
- Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
- Hogwash by Karma Wilson
- Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
- Chicken Big by Keith Graves
- Arts and crafts:
- In the kitchen:
[heading style=”1″]See you in September![/heading]
Video Location: Cicada territory, Tuscan hillside, Italy.See more poems in my poetry video library. “I’d Like to Have a Little Yard” by Renée LaTulippe. Licensed by All About Learning Press, Inc. Copyright © 2010, 2012 All About Learning Press, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this material may be copied, retransmitted, reposted, duplicated, or otherwise used without the express written approval of All About Learning Press, Inc.