Friday, March 27, 2009

Poetry Break: Signs of Spring

Introduction: My daughter loves daffodils. Instead of robins, she looks for these brightly colored flowers to tell her when spring arrives.

Sometime Spring
by Douglas Florian

Sometimes sun
And sometimes rain--
Spring is just one big daisy chain.

Sometimes warm
And sometimes chilly--
Spring is silly daffodilly.

(from HANDSPRINGS written and illustrated by Douglas Florian. Harper Collins Publishers 2006)

1. Provide your class with drawing materials and have them illustrate this poem with their signs of spring.
2. Compare this poem to William Wordsworth's (1770-1850) "Daffodils."
3. Take your class out to a nearby field and make daisy or clover chains to celebrate spring!

graphic from: Accessed 3/27/2009

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