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Monday, September 3, 2012


On MONDAY I jumped to the zoo
to see koala and kangaroo.

On TUESDAY I waltz to the opera
to hear the soprano sing her aria.

On WEDNESDAY I skipped to the art gallery
to see an exhibit of Dali and Klee.

On THURSDAY I ran to the movie theater
to watch Monsterman wrestle an alligator.

On FRIDAY I walked to the aquarium
to see sardines swim in a glass drum.

On SATURDAY I hopped to the library
to find a book on the Dover ferry.

But SUNDAY is the day I like the best
that is the day I get to rest.

      This poem can be used as a circle game with  a group of children by having them move the way you suggest when reading the poem.  On Sunday everyone can sit down. 
      If you were going to write this poem using the months of the year, can you think of 12 different ways to move (action verbs)?  Can you think of 12 different places you'd like to go?

I did think about using marching to Disneyland, where I heard a one-man-band, or Mickey Mouse gave me a hand (marching and Mickey Mouse are alliterative,)  but that I will save for my poem of the months.

  Happy Labor Day and have fun with your writing.              

1 comment:

  1. Joy,
    Your week of events has me busy doing my research.
    1.Where is Dover Ferry? Oh now I know.
    2.How large are sardines? Really?
    3.What are examples of art by Dali and by Klee? I didn't get the museum tour but the internet offers an armchair tour.

    Thank you for stretching my experiences through your eyes. Terrific!