Snow

Today’s poem is about snow. Today is my birthday, and most of my birthday memories are connected with sparkly snow, crystal clear air and icicles!

We introduced this poem by letting children listen to Mary Ann Hoberman reading this and other poems, then we wrote each word of the poem on a separate flashcard and “built” the poem.

We will be doing few different activities during this coming week to “informally” memorize it and will let you know about our progress.

Update: After listening to it just 3 times, my 3 year old was able to recite it!

SNOW

Mary Ann Hoberman

Snow

Snow

Lots of snow

Everywhere we look and everywhere we go

Snow on the sandbox

Snow on the slide

Snow on the bicycle

Left outside

Snow on the steps

And snow on my feet

Snow on the sidewalk

Snow on the sidewalk

Snow on the sidewalk

Down the street.

 

Fun Facts:

1. Snow is one of Mary Ann Hoberman’s first poems. She wrote about it: “It was made up for my children when they were tiny – three of them under five! Each time it snowed, we chanted it together. Years later I wrote it down and put it in a book.”

2. Do you know how Mary Ann Hoberman became a poet? Here is what she tells us: “I knew I was going to be a writer even before I knew how to write! I think I was about four years old when I first understood that many of the stories I loved so much had been made up by real people, with real names, rather than having always been here like the moon or the sky. I decided then that when I grew up I would write stories, too, that would be printed in books for other people to read. But meanwhile I didn’t wait to grow up or even to learn how to write. I started right away to make up stories and poems and songs in my head, which I told to myself or to my little brother…” That means that you can write stories, poems and songs too! Just try.