Cute Second Grader’s Take on “Today is Very Boring”- Jack Prelutsky

Must- See Second Graders Take On Today Is Very Boring!I was going through some of my keepsake boxes, and came across my first story journal from first or second grade. In it was several poems, but my favorite was my second- grade take on the poem “Today is Very Boring” by Jack Prelutsky. 

Today is Very Boring

Today is very boring.

It’s a very boring day.

There’s a thing- a- majiger on top of the house,

There’s a chicken who wiped mud in my mouth, 

There’s a purple- skinned caveman 

Standing in my room. 

Today is very boring. 

It’s a very boring day.

My teeth are very chattery. 

There’s a magician in my way

Doing really silly things,

At least, that’s what you would say.

There’s a talking cat in the Laundromat.

I think I’ll stay with Grandpa.

And that’s that! 

Today is very boring.

It’s a very boring day. 

This is the original poem read and illustrated by elementary school kids at Pukeokahu School.

*Read Jack’s version with your kids and then write your own, or draw a picture to illustrate the poem. Tweet me your illustrations with #BoringDayPoem!

Share on your social media. Click that “like” button (yes, I am doing the YouTube thing… but only because I want to add a little “YouTube Culture” on my blog, sort of, anyway…) MOVING ON! 😉

Here is Jack’s Website! I think it’s great, check it out!

http://jackprelutsky.com/

Related:

https://lostinagoodbk.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/world-poetry-day-with-jack-prelutsky-and-lewis-carroll/

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/other/by-kids/

http://merissawrites.com/2015/03/24/forsmuff-smuffandyufflinghaveatoiletpaperfight/

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Video In Reverse Directed With Help From Kids

In this tech- based, online world, I have found that it has become increasingly important for young children (4, 5, 6 and 7) to learn about computers. One fun way I like to teach kids about the computer is to let them direct their own films. This helps them:

  • learn to use the mouse better (fine motor skills)
  • be exposed to various computer terms
  • recognize certain words easily
  • teaches them how to problem solve

My church has a talent show and birthday party every year to celebrate everybody’s birthday. This year it was in mid- March. So I got some kids I babysit and my brother together to help me make a video to show at the talent show. I was not able to attend the show this year, but we finished the video anyway and decided to upload it here.

I also taught them each how to edit the video so it plays in reverse like that. Some of the clips are pretty cool!

Are your kids computer savvy? What do they like to do on the computer?

Post a link to a video that was created by your kids below, and you just might see it embedded on my site really soon!