An earth day poem: What do you see?

I wrote this little earth day poem based on the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. and  Eric Carle.

Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see lady bugs, sorting, and counting games looking at me….

Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see paper animals, trees, flowers, and instruments looking at me…

Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see bowling pins, spy games, and painting tools looking at me…

Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see paint holders, sorting trays, dinosaurs, and caterpillars looking at me…

Teacher, teacher what do you see? I see paint canvases, baskets, and vests looking at me…

Teacher, teacher what do you see?, I see butterflies and sensory play looking at me…

Children, children what do you see? We see the opportunity to play, create, explore, and learn…

That’s what we see.

By |2017-04-18T09:28:42+00:00April 23rd, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

6 Comments

  1. Stacie @ Amazing Mess April 23, 2011 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Love this!! I love looking through my box of recycled “craft” supplies — and the girls do too!

    My mom said when one of my sisters was little, she would go into her room and find all kinds of things my sister had pulled out of the trash to use for her “projects”. Today, she is a graphic designer and musician — and she can transform things in ways I would never consider!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 23, 2011 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Isn’t that amazing that she had such a vision so young? I don’t have that vision naturally – I have to work at it:)

  2. Kimira April 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful idea. Some of this stuff I can definitely use at home

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

      Haha – this is all stuff I have been collecting for some time – now I just need to start using it!

  3. Scott April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    This was great, Deborah. You have my mind perking on a conference for teachers based on this idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Yay – I like getting your mind perking:)

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