Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’ve shared Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell’s awesome Poetry Friday Anthology for Science here before, and now there’s a new edition. Teachers requested a non-grade-level-edition for kids, and Janet and Sylvia delivered.
Introducing The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for Kids! It’s a Children’s Book Council “Hot Off the Press!” title, and the National Science Teachers Association said, “This is a treasury of the greatest science poetry for children ever written, with a twist.” Well, I’m sure not going to argue with that. AND, it has illustrations, too! Clearly, this would make a great holiday gift for your favorite teacher or science lover!
I’m super proud to have 8 poems in this anthology (I LOVE science and poetry together)–here’s one:
Things to Do in Science Class
Look at labels.
Be sure to check directions. Twice! Wear
Solid shoes to shield your feet,
And keep your table clean and neat.
Follow rules that you are given.
The startling world
You live in.
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Here’s (I hope) audio of me reading this poem. I’ve been having Sound Cloud issues, so we’ll see if it works!
Librarian, haiku and haiga creator, and Random Noodler Diane Mayr has the Poetry Friday Roundup today over at Random Noodling, and she’s sharing a really funny prose poem! Be sure to check directions twice and visit some great poetry posts:>)