Introducing a Poem of the Week
There are so many ways to incorporate literacy into your Outdoor Classroom. Becoming a Natural Teacher and creating nature-based lesson plans can be daunting. Adding a poem that coincides with your lesson plan can add a new dimension to learning any given topic. Here are a few poems to get you started.
Do you have any favorite poems that you use in your Outdoor Classroom? If so, share them in the comments below.
I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise
I like bugs
Black bugs, green bugs,
Bad bugs, mean bugs
A bug in a rug,
A bug in the grass,
A bug on the sidewalk,
A bug in a glass,
I like bugs.
Round bugs, shiny bugs,
Fat bugs, buggy bugs,
I like bugs.
The Mantis-All Small Poems and 14 More, by Valerie Worth
- Such lean
- And monklike
- Robed in
- Such leafily
- The wrists
- And treading
- So slowly,
- Can it
- Really be
- to pray
- While intending
- To prey?
A Fairy Poem (Fairies in the book Fairies from A to Z by Adrienne Keith)
In the Fall carved pumpkins glow and maple leaves put on a show.
Then quiet winter settles down and hushes every busy town.
And after Spring, when the flowers bloom and the sweetness drifts into your room,
There are fairies everywhere under bushes, in the air,
Dancing in the deepest woods hiding out in neighborhoods
Playing games just like you and I play singing through their busy day
Thinking thoughts and dreaming dreams in deserts, caves and rocky streams.
Even up in outer space shooting stars and fairies race.
So listen, touch, and look around in the air and on the ground
And if you watch all Nature’s things you might just see a fairy’s wings.