ORIGIN early 17th cent.: via French from Italian gazzetta, originally gazeta de la novità (because the news-sheet sold for a gazeta, a Venetian coin of small value)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Children Love Poetry


The first graders I teach at the French International School in Washington, DC, love poetry. Every year, I am thrilled to see that no matter what anybody says about memorizing poetry, kids lap it up! And they adore the freedom of expression that it gives them once a poem is learned by heart.



Last week, these 6-year olds joyfully and raucously recited Dorothy Aldis's poem "Everybody Says." It goes like this:

Everybody Says
by Dorothy Aldis

Everybody says
I look just like my mother
Everybody says
I'm the image of Aunt Bee
Everybody says
my nose is like my father's
But I want to look like ME!



Dorothy Aldis (1896-1966) was a children's literature author and poet. 

4 comments:

  1. What lovely pictures, Jane. I didn't realize that you did poetry with the kids. That's great! Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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    guia de estambul
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