Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fridays with Ms. Eileen

This Friday Ms. Eileen shared stories about scarecrows and the kids made their own adorable scarecrows from scraps of cloth and popsicle sticks. Books included "Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch", by Jana Dillon, and "The Scarecrow's Hat", by Ken Brown. She also shared this lovely, lilting seasonal poem by Arthur Guiterman called "The Harvest Home".

The maples flare among the spruces
The bursting foxgrape spill its juices
The gentians lift their sapphire fringes
On roadways rich with golden tinges
The waddling woodchucks fill their hampers
The deermouse run, the chipmunk scampers
The squirrels scurry, never stopping
For all they hear are apples dropping
And walnuts plumping fast and faster
The bee weighs down the purple aster
Yes, hive your honey, little hummer
The woods are wavering, "Farewell Summer!"

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