A Poetic Christmas

Published December 10, 2013 by Mrs. Malo

Day 4’s book was Merry Christmas, A Victorian Verse by Mary Teichman.  We previously did this book on our countdown in 2011 but thought we would revisit it now that everyone is 2 years older.

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We read the book together and then I gave each child a different task.  Kaitlyn (age 7) loves to write poetry.  Her task was open-ended, she was to write a Christmas poem:
Kaitlyn's Poem

Eileen (age 5) had to come up with a word for each letter of the word CHRISTMAS.   She was determined to do this all on her own.

Eileen's Poem 1

I wasn’t going to have Michael (age 3) do anything this night but he was determine, and also very pre-occupied with the fact that ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ starts with the letter M.  He is convinced that this letter belongs solely to him as it is ‘his letter’.  I decided to embrace this and I printed him a large uppercase M to decorate.

Michel's M

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