poor little Tigger?
If he never eats nothing he'll
never get bigger.
He doesn't like honey and haycorns
Because of the taste and because of
and all the good things which an
Have the wrong sort of swallow or
too many spikes
I am so excited for the upcoming school year for my B. She is going into third grade and is definitely a transitional reader. She found the book, The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne at the library and wanted to read it before going to see the new Pooh movie. We have previously read Pooh stories organized as individual picture books or early readers when she was younger but not in this true chapter book format. I was surprised she was interested in Pooh but not really when I see the organization of this book and have had conversations with her. It's not an easy text and the characters are really fun to talk about. It's filled with poetry via songs Pooh creates and B loves to write her own songs and sings to anything on the radio. She also began walking around the house saying, "I feel like Pooh." Which lets others know she is feeling a little bit hungry, Pooh is always hungry for honey.
I also found some poetry writing advice from Pooh I'm going to save to share with students. "It's the best way to write poetry, letting things come." That is a little writing gem from A.A. Milne. Thanks for letting me discover it with you B.
Thank you to Libby for hosting at A Year of Literacy Coaching.