Friday, September 21, 2007

Poetry Friday- A Child's Love of Rhyme

To build fluency this week we have been using those tried and true nursery rhymes that children just love. I never imagained that my room would be filled with little children singing Baa Baa Black Sheep and Hickory Dickory Dock. They love it and it really is improving their fluency! Funny question, "Why is humpty Dumpty an egg? And who are those soldiers anyway?" Gotta love the mind of a six or seven year old.

Hickory dickory dock,
the mouse ran up the clock,
the clock struck one
the mouse ran down,
Hickory dickory dock!

Humpty dumpty sat on a wall
humpty dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses
And all the king's men
Couldn't put humpty
together again.

If you have small children at home, get those rhymes out, they will have so much fun. The memories will be great!


Katie Dicesare said...

Our text for word study is Jack and Jill. The kids love it! Most have background for it, so conversations about words seems to come easier when they have heard it. I love reading nursery rhymes and my students love to come back to them to reread during workshop.

Ruth Ayres said...

love your post. my son & i read nursery rhymes everyday. often we have to skip to the "clock" poems due to his obsession.