Monday, October 11, 2010

Poem of the Week!

Poem of the Week – From Seed to Pie

I love to write poems on big pieces of poster/chart paper. It is a great way to read along with your child and to start teaching them some sight words. It’s also wonderful for teaching fluency, rhyming, punctuation, capitalization and many other language arts skills.

The website stated that this poem was written by Diane Donovan for Mailbox Magazine

It is sung to the tune of “The Farmer in The Dell”

The seed is on the ground.
The seed is on the ground.
Hi-ho the pumpkin patch!
The seed is on the ground.

Additional verses:
The seed grows a sprout.
The sprout grows a vine.
The vine grows a bloom.
The bloom grows a pumpkin.
We make a pumpkin pie.

I might even add in some like “The farmer picks the pumpkin.” And “The store sells the pumpkin” or “The farmer sells the pumpkin.” These extra verses would fit in well with the economic standards for the pumpkin unit.

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