Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrating the Farmer’s Market

Cheryl T. has recruited two very young readers to perform Buffy Silverman's poem, "At the Farmers’ Market” here even talking about their favorite fruits and vegetables at the end. 

Pull this poem out again to share August 8-15, 2015 in honor of National Farmer's Market Week."  And if you want to follow up with "Take 5" activities, here you go:

Take 5

  1. Add a bit of fun to sharing this poem in honor of National Farmers’ Market Week with a poetry prop—show a piece of fruit or a vegetable (or an empty shopping bag) before reading the poem aloud. If you have enough to share and eat, even better! 
  2. Invite children to select their favorite fruit or vegetable named in the poem and to chime in just on that word while you read the rest of the poem aloud.
  3. Talk about the difference between a grocery store and a farmers’ market (where produce is usually sold by the producer). 
  4. Pair this poem with the picture book To Market, To Market by Nikki McClure (Abrams, 2011) and encourage children to share their own experiences with gardens or markets. 
  5. Connect with “A Marching Band of Vitamins” by Michele Krueger (June, pages 158-159) and with poems from Busy in the Garden by George Shannon (Greenwillow, 2006) and In Our Backyard Garden: Poems by Eileen Spinelli (Simon & Schuster, 2004).

For the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish) along with "Take 5" activities for every poem, order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


Buffy Silverman said...

Great job Deonna and Daiden! And thank you Cheryl for making this terrific video.

Janet Wong said...

Carrots and peaches and LETTUCE! Great to know that the future of this world rests with smart kids who have such good taste!!!

Liz Steinglass said...

Yay! I love Buffy's poem and it's so fun to see the kids reading it.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for stopping by, friends. I agree-- these two little ones are so cute as they perform this poem together. And I love that they think about the poem and share their favorite vegetables, too!