You are who you are for a reason….

You are who you are for a reason…. This poem really touches me…means a lot to know that I am not an accident and that God has a purpose for my life. You are who you are for a reason…. by Russell Kelfer You are who you are for a reason. You’re part of an intricate plan. You’re a...

Poetry using the Observation and Activity Sheets

Poetry using the Observation and Activity Sheets The past few posts have outlined how we gently and naturally enjoy poetry and learn about a variety of topics through it. Sometimes I might ask the boys to fill out a 5W and H sheet but usually it is just an informal process involving discussion. Below are some of the...

Learning about the Man from Snowy River

Learning about the Man from Snowy River I am not good at writing poetry. I don’t understand a lot of it yet I want to instill an appreciation and basic knowledge of poetry to my children. That is my goal or the *where*. Knowing the ‘where’ dictates how we do poetry appreciation. Other...

Current poetry appreciation in our home

Current poetry appreciation in our home We’re appreciating The Man from Snowy River by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson. This is the second time through this piece of poetry as we went through it with the girls…and now I get to indulge again with the boys. 🙂 Poetry appreciation is a very gentle affair in...

Just Let Go

Just Let Go This poem sums up ‘letting go lessons’ that I’ve learned over the years. I’m sure though, that my time of lesson learning is not behind me…I still have some ways to go yet. To ‘let go” does not mean to stop caring; it means to accept that...

Appreciating Poetry

Appreciating Poetry I didn’t grow up with a love of poetry…and to be perfectly honest I still don’t fully appreciate poetry, mainly because I don’t fully understand it. Nevertheless, I try to foster a love and appreciation of poetry in the hearts of my children as...
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