Enjoying Poetry 101

A Morning Time Methods Training

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  • Nyssa says:

    Exactly what I needed to hear right now. I have been struggling with reading poetry to the kids. Thank you for the cheat sheet.

  • Amy Harter says:

    How fun and easy! Just the nudge I needed as we start our second term. I love the cheat sheet- short and to the point. And the kinetic sand- I’m ordering some for my boys!:)

    • Pam says:

      That sand was a Christmas present. It might end up being a staple in our Morning Time. ?

  • bryn.birt says:

    Thank you for this! Watching your kids listen has given me hope! My kids seem to not be listening when I read and I feel as though I’m reading out loud to myself. But your kids WERE listening AND doing other things. And I’ve thought that reading the poems in a sing-songy way would grab my kids attention more but I’m going to try and read it by the punctuation and see how they listen. My kids are only 4 & 2 and I’m wanting to start slowly by beginning with Morning Time. Your website has helped me so much!

  • Beth says:

    What is the blue stuff your son is playing with? I ordered some kinetic sand thinking that was what it was, but it doesn’t stretch in the same way his does. My boys would LOVE playing with the more stretchy stuff! Loved the video too!!

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      It is called Kinetic Sand Float. It has some horrible reviews on Amazon but an aunt got it for the kids for Christmas. We do not use it in the sink or tub, but they have used it with a bowl of water. Mostly they stretch and play with it. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/2DxiKUi

      • Beth says:

        Thank you! I love anything that will keep their hands busy but is also quiet while I’m reading!!

  • Samantha says:

    This is a great resource. Thank you for showing us a video of it in action! I just listened to the latest morning basket podcast and it reminded me of that, you let us come and sit with you, watch and learn. Thanks!

  • Carlareneerodriguez says:

    This was great and exactly the type of experience I imagine (hope) to have with my kids and poetry. Thanks for the inspiration! Do you always do poetry at the table? I’m wondering if that helps keep them focused and if I would lose some if we were on the couch or floor. I need to try it! 😉

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      We do ALL of Morning Time at the table because it helps keep us focused. We have never been able to get the couch to work (as much as I have dreamed of doing it there).

  • Jenny says:

    Thank you very much for modeling something that does feel (to me) to be rather intimidating…. it’s awesome to see it done and fuels me with confidence somehow. May I ask how often per week your family sits down for poetry time?

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      We do Morning Time daily. This year we are studying Tennyson and we are schedule to do one poem a week.

  • joannarammell says:

    Loved seeing you all LIVE! Thank you for being real!

  • Heather O says:

    Thank you! I needed this cheat sheet.

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