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Friday, November 13, 2015

WHAT'S IN MY BASKET

"Josephine" by Joy Acey, 2015


Let's go shopping.
What do I see?
Put them in my basket
1,   2,    3.

Let's go shopping.
What are your picks?
Put them in my basket
4,    5,    6.

Let's go shopping.
Everything is fine.
Put them in my basket.
7,    8,    9.

One more thing
that makes 10.
Empty the basket.
Count again.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.


This poem is inspired by Josephine, a little girl I met while shopping today.  This is also a counting poem.  Imagine you have a magic basket.  Everything you put into the basket multiplies.  What would you put into the basket?  For your poetry challenge today, can you write a poem about your magic basket and one thing you put in the basket?  Have fun writing.

Happy Friday the 13th.  Today is Poetry Friday and the round up is being hosted by my friend Bridget Magee on her blog Wee Words for Wee Ones 
You'll find links to other children's poetry there.  Thanks Bridget for hosting us.

13 comments:

  1. I love this shopping and counting rhyme. Very clever!

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    1. Thanks, Sally. Counting rhymes are excellent for little ones. This could easily be done as a poem in two voices with the children doing the counting.

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    1. That is what I thought when I saw Josephine. I really appreciate that her parents let me take and use her picture.

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  3. Your poem is a basket full of wonderful.
    1, 2, 3,
    Josephine is a cutie. =)

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    1. Thanks for hosting us today, Bridget. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  4. Oh my goodness! A barrel basket! How fab. Your poem is very effective. Off to share links with early-years teacher-friends. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this counting poem.

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  5. Josephine is precious and so is your poem. I'm glad she let you take her picture. She is a great model.

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  6. What a joyful post, poem, and photo today, Joy. Children will love the rhythm of the words and the experience of counting.
    Friday the 13th tricked me. I placed the wrong address for my post so I had to correct that (http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/11/thankful.html).

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  7. Sweet poem and photo, Joy! Glad you were feeling up to writing something longer -- that's a good sign!

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    1. Two more weeks and I should be cast free. Only 25 days and I should be in Kauai, so I'm busy packing. The cars leave next week. There is so much to get done.

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