A road like brown ribbon
A sky that is blue
A forest of green
With that sky peeping through.
Asters, deep purple,
A grasshopper's call,
Today it is summer,
Tomorrow is fall.

I Love Fall

I love fall! Fall is exciting.
It's apples and cider.
It's an airborne spider.
It's pumpkins in bins.
It's burrs on dog's chins.
It's wind blowing leaves.
It's chilly red knees.
It's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky.
It's fall. That's why...
I love fall.

Leaves Around The Year

In spring the leaves
Are clean and bright. 

They green and grow
In summer’s light.

In fall they turn
To red and gold.

Then curl up brown
In winter’s cold.

Good-Bye, Fall!

Leaves in many colors,
Falling all around!
Whirling, twirling gently,
Drifting to the ground.
If only they could speak,
Here's what they would say-
"It's going to get colder.
Winter's on the way.


Fluttering and falling
All around me
Light as feathers, the
Leaves of autumn



Thank You

Thank you, thank you
Let's all sing.
Thank you, thank you
For everything.

Thanks for the flowers,
Thanks for the trees,
Thanks for the sun
That shines on me.
Thank you, thank you
Let's all sing.
Thank you, thank you
For everything.

Jean Malloch

Christmas Is Forever
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, areeel,
in some box upon a shelf.
The   good you do for others
 Is good you do yourself.

 Norman W. Brooks

Bethlehem of Judea
A little child,
A shining star.
A stable rude,
The door ajar.

Yet in that place,
So crude, folorn,
The Hope of all

The world was born.




In January
it's so nice
while slipping
on the sliding ice
to sip hot chicken soup
with rice.

Sipping once
sipping twice
sipping chicken soup
with rice.

Maurice Sendak


Now is here
A brand new start
For a brand new year!


Thumbs in the thumb place
Fingers all toge

This is the song
We sing in mitten weather.
When it is cold
It doesn't matter whether
Mittens are wool
or made of finest leather.

I Am A Snowman

I am a snowman, cold and white.
I stand so still all through the night.
I have a carrot nose
up high,
And a lump of coal to make each eye.


Pack a snowball, make it round.
Roll it, roll it, along the gorund.
Make one big ball,
and one of middle size;
Then roll a smaller ball.
Add a nose and eyes
Give him a broom and
a scarf of blue.

Now there's a friend to
play with you!


I like snowflakes.
Ask me why. Why?

Because they fall from the sky,
Because they seem to dance and fly,
Because they pile up so high,
Because they are so white and dry.
Because they melt in my hand,
Because they're quiet when they land.
Because, because, because,

That' why,
I like snowflakes!


Snow blows
In bunches.

Snow sparkles
And crunches. 

Snow is clean & cold.
Snow is crisp, and yet

When it warms a little,
Snow is wet.

 Any winter day, I know,
Is pleasanter when there is snow

The Snowman

First the body
Then the head.

A stove pipe hat,
A scarf of red. 
Sticks for arms,
And coal black toes.

Pebbles for eyes
And a carrot nose.


There's nothing like a valentine.
To make a smile appear,
A heart-haped card filled with kind words,
Sent from someone who's dear,
A friend or even a relative,
Who takes the time to say,
 I like you ou just because you're you.
That's what is done this day.
Martin Shaw

Our Freedom and Liberty

America is our own land,
A land so great and wide,
A land where many people live
In freedom side by side.

America means different things,
To people great and small,
But when it comes to liberty,
It means the same to all!
-Pauline C. Peck

The Groundhog 

ther,The funny little groundhog
Digs a home in the fall,
And hides there all winter
Rolled up in a ball.
On February 2nd
He comes out of there
To look at the sky
And to sniff the air. 

Abraham Lincoln 

A great man you ought to know,

Lived a long, long time ago.

Abraham Lincoln the President,

Gave freedom to each resident.

He made the world a better place,

For you and all the human race!

George Washington

Everybody knows the
story of the cherry tree-
His father asked, “Who cut this down?”
And young George answered, “Me!” 
There are a lot of other things
George Washington did do: 
Like making maps, and farming,
and he was a soldier, too! 
He was our country’s president,
the very first we had. 
We will always remember
 George Washington, has he
made our hearts so glad.

Winter Clothes

Under my hood I have a hat
And under that
My hair is flat.
Under my coat
My sweater's blue,
My sweater's red.
I'm wearing two.
My muffler muffles to my chin
And round my neck
And then tucks in.
My gloves were knitted

By my aunts.
I've mittens too
And pants
And pants
And boots
And shoes
With socks inside.
The boots are rubber, red and wide.
And when I walk
I must not fall
Because I can't get up at all.
~Karla Kuskin~



Leprechaun Wishes

I keep three wishes handy,

In case I chance to meet
In case I to meet
Any day a Leprechaun
Coming down the street.


March is an in between month,
When wintry winds are high.
But milder days remind us all,
Spring’s coming by and by

St. Patrick's Day

Leprechauns peeking,
Around a willow tree,
Pussy willows waking,
Longing to be free.
Colleens and shamrocks
And castles old and gray,
Put them all together
To make St. Patrick's Day.

March, We Know 

Never mind March, we know
You’re not really mad
Or angry or bad.
You’re only blowing the winter away
To get the world ready
For April and May.


Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it tor not.

I Can Sing A Rainbow

Red and Orange and Yellow and Green

Blue and Purple too....
I can sing a rainbow ....Sing a rainbow
And so can you.

Save The Earth

People everywhere
breathe the same air,

share the same seas,
live together on the land.
People everywhere
who learn, plan,

A Daffodil

A little yellow cup,
A little yellow frill,
A little yellow star,
And that’s a daffodil.

Puddles are
In a
Lake of laughter!

Sing a Song of Springtime

Sing a song of springtime
Smell flowers in the air
Daffodils are blooming
Buds are everywhere
The days are getting longer
The birds just love to sing
Isn't it so nice to say
Hello again to spring?



Appreciation on this day

Is due to every mother.

Of all the family you know

She does more than any other.

Mother's Day
Mother's Day, I reached behind
Some books upon a shelf.
And gave my Mom a little card
That I had made myself.
She smiled and hugged me very close
And said, "Oh, thank you, honey."
And then her eyes got full of tears
Now doesn't that seem funny?
-Margaret Hillert


Sunny Sunflower
Sunflowers all different sizes
Line the garden wall.
Some are short and cheery
Others strong and tall.
Starting as a tiny seed
Growing quickly like a weed.
Whatever size they are, you see,
Each is special
Just like me!
-Katherine McMahon

When school lets out in June, I feel

As happy as can be,
I hop and skip and jump and run
And shout and laugh with glee.
I'm sure that I will never want
To go to school again
But when September comes around
I always like to then.


 In my head I hear a humming:
Summer, summer summer’s coming.
Soon we’re going on vacation
But there is a complication:

Day by day the problem’s growing-

We don’t know yet where we’re going!

Mother likes the country best;
That’s so she can read and rest.

Dad thinks resting is a bore;
He’s for fishing at the shore.
Sailing is my brother’s pick;
Sailing makes my sister sick;

She says swimming’s much more cool,

Swimming in a swimming pool.
As for me, why, I don’t care,
I’d be happy anywhere!

In my head I hear a humming:
Summer, summer, summer’s coming.
Soon we’re going on vacation
But we have a complication:
Day by day the problem’s growing
Where or where will we be going
Mary Ann Hoberman

At the Pool

The swimming pool is packed today.
he kids all splish and splash and play.
They swim underwater!
They jump from the side!
They dive off the board!
They zip down the slide!

There are flippers and goggles
And snorkels and floats!
There are tubes and rings

And beachballs and boats!

A splishy splashy day in the pool
Is the greatest way of keeping cool!

One  scoop,too scoops,
Three  scopps,  four
We love ice cream 
Let's  have  some  more! 

At the Beach

At the beach
The sun shines down. I smiles,
On the kids all around.
Smiling kids in the sand,
Smiling kids in the sea,
But the happiest kid
At the beach is me!

Sunny Summer
The summer sun is in thesky,
Shing,shining way up so high
Makes it warm for outside fun.
To play at the park, and run,
To wim and hike,  and fish,
And fish, And go on a picnic

if you wish.

The Picnic
We brought a rug for sittin' on,
Our lunch was in a box.
The sand was warm.
We didn't wear
Hats or shoes or socks. 

Waves came curling up the beach

We waded. It was fun.
Our sandwiches were different kinds
I dropped my jelly one.

-Dorothy Ald


In the summer I am free
To read a book, or climb a tree.
I can sit around for hours
And quietly just smell the flowers.
I can sleep late, till noon if I like,
Do tricks on my skateboard,
or ride on my bike.

can lile on my back and look
 at the sky,
And watch puffy clouds go floating
No one tells me what clothes

I must wear.
I don't have to hurry to be anywhere.
I don't have to practice
my multiplication.

I'm free at last 'cause
 it's summer vacation.