Introduction: This poem is perfect to discuss the seasonal changes as spring approaches.
Ask the students how spring makes them feel?
Spring Is by Bobbi Katz
Spring is when
the morning sputters like
so fast you can hardly keep up with them,
spring is when
your scrambled eggs
and turn into a million daffodils
trembling in the sunshine.
Katz, Bobbi. 1996. POEMS JUST FOR US! New York: Scholastic. ISBN: 0590535447.
Extension: Ask the children how this poem made them feel. Discuss the poems
mood and the unusual connections that the author uses to convey the wonderful feeling of spring. Discuss the use of
"sound" words or onomatopoeia and identify the sound words that the author used in her poem.
The children could illustrate this poem or they could write their own poem about spring and make some unusal
connections while using sound words. they could illustrate their poem also.