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Poetry Explorations

Poetry Explorations

$42.00Price

“The Vulture”

by Hillaire Belloc

 

The Vulture eats between his meals,

And that’s the reason why

He very, very, rarely feels

As well as you and I.

His eye is dull, his head is bald,

His neck is growing thinner.

Oh! what a lesson for us all

To only eat at dinner!

 

Poetry is so much fun! During this month, we will be reading poems, reciting poems, and writing our own poems. Poetry comes in all shapes and forms, varying from strict rhythm and rhyme to free verse, void of rhyme, and clear beat. We will learn how to read with rhythm, play with words, and communicate through this highly versatile compositional form. This will be an experience to remember, as we explore poetry through a child’s eyes: the beauty of swinging, the consequences of bad behavior, the trials of learning, and the joy of overcoming. As we recite, we will work on improving our articulation and expression, as well as expand our memory—important skills that will pay off in spades throughout life. My children still remember the poetry they memorized at this age. Their only regret—they wish they had learned more!

 

  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Instructor: Eve Babb
  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024

 

Ms Eve graduated from Southern Virginia University, double majoring in English and Business Leadership, with a minor in Music. While at SVU, she worked as a teaching assistant for Philosophy and as an Economics tutor. Eve has been teaching children a variety of subjects for over 11 years. At The Thinking Kid, Eve has taught Language Arts, Literature, and Thinking Series courses to all ages. She enjoys fostering discussions and new perspectives in her classroom. Eve's favorite books include The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. One of her favorite aspects of teaching at TTK is working with children who are eager to learn!

 

In her free time, Eve likes to spend time outside, fishing, or reading with her daughter and her husband. Eve is passionate about music and loves volunteering with a local children's choir. Eve has a daughter named Ruth and a grey cat named Balthazar. They love to play together!

 

Teaching style: hands-on activities, storytelling, problem-solving activities, group discussion, explore different cultures

 

Student & Parent Reviews:

  • Ms. Eve is so nice and I really like having class with her. I loved making a paper bunny and learning how to write my own story. - Johnny, student
  • I am so glad that my son had Mrs. Eve as a teacher. She does a wonderful job making sure all of her students get involved and she really helps her students understand the literary themes. - Evelyn, parent
  • She is a delightful teacher! I am so happy with everything my kid has learned from her. She does a great job making sure that every student is heard and participates. - Bethany, parent


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