For awhile, our poetry was tied into our reading lessons, which I loved. However, as much as Elliott thrived on that curriculum, we're taking a little break from it, because it is time-intensive on my part, and I need simplicity right now. I didn't realize how much I missed the poetry part of our day until I was thinking about April and National Poetry month. So I decided to pull out a couple of fun, whimsical poetry books.
by Jack Prelutsky
I bought these at the same time, quite awhile ago, and we never got around to reading them. So we started with Frogs and I read nearly half of it to them before the boys were done. Elliott definitely enjoyed the silly aspect of it though.
by Mary Ann Hoberman
I also want to read at least one new picture book each week. I have a habit of buying picture books from my favorite go-to lists when I find them on sale or at goodwill, but I never get around to reading most of them. We have a habit of reading the same favorites over and over, and while there's nothing wrong with that, I think there's a reason books make it on to "must read" lists. So, I've challenged myself to start working through these books to see if any of them will make our favorites list.
This week I chose . . .
by Munro Leaf
I'm not sure why I picked this one, other than the fact that it's mentioned in a movie I watched recently. Oh, and I bought it several weeks ago and it has never been put away. So I figured that's a sign . . . right? So at some point this week, I plan to read it aloud to the boys.
This post is linked up to Debra's Read Aloud Challenge at Footprints in the Butter.
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