Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Here is the poem that Lucy is currently working on memorizing.

The Cupboard
by Walter de la Mare

I know a little cupboard, 
With a teeny tiny key, 
And there's a jar of Lollypops
For me, me, me.

It has a little shelf, my dear, 
As dark as dark can be, 
And there's a dish of Banbury Cakes
For me, me, me.

I have a small fat grandmamma, 
With a very slippery knee, 
And she's the Keeper of the Cupboard
With the key, key, key. 

And when I'm very good, my dear, 
As good as good can be, 
There's Banbury Cakes, and Lollypops
For me, me, me. 

Isn't that a cute poem? I think I know why she likes it so is almost true. True except for the "fat grandmamma with a slippery knee" and the "key on the cupboard", but she does love going to Grandma who always has treats and candies for her! She once asked me what kind of treats Grandma had in the bowl when I was little and was very surprised to hear that we didn't always have a bowl of treats out when I was little. :)

I LOVE the break in our morning when we casually read a poem! It is so relaxing and refreshing. We all look forward to it. Mayme even has some poem books that she loves to read. (This one and this one.)

We don't analyze or study the poems, we just read them for the pleasure of it. Sometimes though when a particular poem has a really great message, I can't help but commenting on it.

I was delighted this morning when I remembered that I would get to read A.A. Milne's poem books with Jude next year!

This year I am reading through this poem book with Jude (see below), and Lucy is reading through various poems by Walter de la Mare.

What is your favorite part of your school day? Do you have any favorite poems? Perhaps I'll have to share some of our favorite poetry more often.


...they call me mommy... said...

How cute is that!! Maybe Annie would want to learn that one as well...Annie did "Bunches of Grapes" by Walter de la Mare last term.

I think my favorite part of school is Circle Time first thing in the morning and reading the fun literature choices. I also love poetry and I really enjoy art study! :)

Annie says her favorite part is reading and listening to stories. :)

Tessa Rachel said...

I have a Grandma like that (well shes not fat and doesn't have a slippery knee) they're the best! I can remember when I used to memorize poems like this one, such fun.


Catie said...

That's such a good idea! I'll have to check some of these books out. :) I've never really read much poetry, but would like to read it to my girls. :)