(02/11/2008)

The second grade class at Pleasant Hill School recently performed a reading of poems by Shel Silverstein.

Mrs. Propst's class recited the poem Sick and Mr. Queen's second grade class recited the poem Smart.

The classes practiced very hard for their first poetry reading and did an excellent job of reciting them.

Following the poetry reading, Title I provided parents with handouts to use at home to practice with their child on comprehension, fluency, and sight words specific to the grade level of their child to help their child become a better reader.

Title I would like to thank parents and guests for their continued support in helping their child learn to read and for attending the performance...Lori Parsons and Shelly Ratliff

Excerpt from Sick by Shel Silverstein

"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.

"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.

My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox

And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green? ...

Excerpt from Smart by Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he don't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four! ...


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