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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Save These Interesting Creatures!


















I used this in a Gr. Two classroom when we were learning about owls. They all wanted to recite it "by heart" and they found it really easy to memorise. Of course, this might have something to do with the little prizes I awarded when they knew it all!




Owl



Owl perching on your tree,
turn your head so you can see
all around to find your prey,
Mice and birds you’ll find today.
Who who-who who who who!



See your wings spread through the night,
You swoop down on the prey in sight,
Bring it back for baby chick,
Your owlet learns to tear and pick.
Who who-who who who who!



On your face the discs so round
Help you try to catch the sound
Your sight is good, your hearing better
You’re waterproof when it is wetter.
Who who-who who who who!



Take poison out of their living space
Do not cut trees you can’t replace
Conservation is the key
Protect the owl for you and me.
Who who-who who who who!




Mother of Invention, who-who-whoing!





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19 Comments:

Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh, I can so imagine you doing this one with your class!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Yep! This is a really old blog when no one read it. I might re-post with pics.

Monday, November 13, 2006

 
Blogger Pauline said...

thanks MOI - I'd like to "borrow" this to teach to my second graders, if I may

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

I'm thrilled by your creativity - if only all teachers had half of your capacity.....
After all - it's the teachers capabilty that's most important - not governmental instructions ...

btw. You might recall Anna is also a teacher, and well beyond average creativity in her teaching. I suspect her to start blogging when we are back in our Winterhome. I hope you two can change cross border ideas...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI...'who-who-whoing'! I know someone who collects owl pics and mementos and she began to look like one. Thanks for the poem.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Of course, it helps that it rhymes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 
Blogger meno said...

I love the pictures too. I can just hear a room full of second graders going who who who who.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline: Certainly! I'm honoured!
Thank you.

Toraa: Thanks! I always connected with the more creative teachers. I can imagine Anna is very creative. Does she have her own blog? Sure, I'll exchange ideas!! I guess Anna's already back at it?


Twilite: You're welcome. When you collect something, you are easy to buy for. I used to get all kinds of cat things from people who knew I loved my cats, especially kids.

Richard: Yes, rhyming counts for a lot in the lower grades! It's a natural element.

meno: They were so cute! We'd go on tour to other classrooms and give them a little show. The older lids loved us!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

I've never understood not wanting to do all you could to save such amazing birds (and all the other critters...).

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

Love the poems (and photos).
This is so weird for me because I haven't been able to visit your blog in some time...the weird part is that I had a dream about owls last night. Very strange that I should dream that and come here today to find this subject.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Owls have always seemed so wise to me. I love all these big birds. I hope they are around forever!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger Celestine said...

nice poem!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

If I memorize it, can I get a prize?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger Lynette said...

What a wonderful poem and I love the pictures of the owls! I had to memorize the 'Jabborwocky' by Lewis Caroll in the 7th grade and to this day I still remember most of that poem! I bet your students will remember that poem for a long time too. who who who, love it!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana: Yes, it could be something very simple we're just not doing..maybe it's just a lack of education.

Gewels: Wow! That is weird and a little eerie! What were the owls doing in your dream?

Barbara: I think they are so neat looking , especially their sound and the fact they can turn their heads so far around in a circle.

Celestine: Thanks.

Grizz: Of course! Will your mom let me give you a sucker or do you want a cool pencil and eraser?

Lynette: Wow! That's neat you still know it. I still know Indian Summer. This poem was so much fun for me and the kids.

Friday, September 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Coll said...

I have always loved these round-eyed birds but have only ever spotted one in the wild. It was a lovely snow owl that was almost indistinguishable from the white landscape. Love the poem.

Friday, September 21, 2007

 
Anonymous RennyBA said...

what a great way to teach your pupils - your such a great teacher - the best way is to let them see and visiolize it of course!

The poem was just marvelous - your so great with words!

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Coll: That would be neat, if not difficult to spot.

Renny: Thanks! I miss those days when I used to write so much for the kids!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

 
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