Monday, February 23, 2015

Animal Poetry Fun With Poppins Book Nook

Welcome to the February edition of Poppins Book Nook! 

This month's theme was: Poetry    

I admit, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do for this month. I didn't want to grab a treasury/collection book of poetry and base my post on that. I wanted to see if I could find a book that I could feature. Our small library didn't have a lot of poetry book for children, but I was thrilled to find this cute book:

Oh, Theodore: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz tells the story of a boy and his pet guinea pig though a series of poems. We follow the story from the very beginning, when the boy is deciding on a pet, through the timid beginnings, and even a time when Theodore gets lost. The poems do a lovely job of describing how the cute guinea pig and the young boy relate.

As this book focused on a specific animal, I then decided to read some other animal poems to the children. Our library had a wonderful little book of children's poetry called, A New Treasury of Children's Poetry by Joanna Cole. 

There is a section in the book called "Animal Fair" that is devoted to animal poems. Here is a list of the poems I read:
  • Cat in the Snow by Aileen Fisher
  • Mice by Rose Fyleman
  • from A Bird by Emily Dickinson
  • Mrs. Peck-Pigeon by Eleanor Farjeon
  • Holding Hands by Lenore M. Link
  • The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson
I then had the girls pick an animal to write about. They were to write a few things that described the animal physically, and then a few things they knew that their chosen animal did. 

Amelia described a Robin:
  • It has a sharp beck
  • It has lots of fethers
  • It has sharp feet
  • It lay's eggs
  • It eat's
  • It dreek's
Then she drew a picture and wrote:

The robin layd a blue egg
The robin layd a egg.

Tabitha described a duck:
  • It has yelow flufy fethers
  • It has a orang beak
  • It is small
  • It eat's fish
  • It swim's in water
  • It plays in gras
Then she drew a picture and wrote:

The duck
A Fish    
The Duck
Ate it      

Technically, I guess I ended up basing our Poppins Book Nook on a book and a treasury. I plan on continuing on with some more poetry lessons with the children. In fact, as an extra lesson, the girls made Rhyming Books today. I will be sharing those in my Toddler Idea Tuesday post tomorrow, so I invite you to stop on by to see what they made. 

Don't forget to check out what the other Poppins Book Nook co-hosts have been up to this month. Then, don't forget to link up your own posts! Lastly, enter the Kid's Poetry Bundle Giveaway.

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Kid’s Poetry Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Kid’s Poetry Bundle. The winner will enjoy two books full of poetry for children. The two books that they will win is the Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry and Poetry Speaks to Children (*kindly note that these are affiliate links and your purchase helps to run this book club). These two magical books will help your children learn about and have fun with poetry.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win

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  1. I have always loved Maya Angelou. Such a tragedy that she passed away this year!

  2. Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet!


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