Well I’m glad to say that yet again I earned some stickers from the children.
Today we had ‘cat’ as our word of the day, and I wore my cat earrings. We found rhyming words for cat and identified words that begin with cat. We talked about different kinds of cats and I read them some of Spike Milligan’s funny poems about lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards and we talked about how the same word can mean different things, e.g. spot as in the spot on a leopard and spot as in another word for see.
I read them the fabulous old poems ‘McCavity the Mystery Cat’ and
‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, I’d forgotten how wonderful old poems like this are and how musical. We then talked a bit about rhyming couplets and the children identified where these two poems rhymed before trying to write two pairs of rhyming couplets of their own.