All in favor of feet, say aye!

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No one noticed the snail hitchhiking into school on the cabbage leaves picked from the garden. It was a delightful snail, quite large, not easily frightened. We all got a good look, but of course, I'd forgotten my camera. What do snails eat? What are those antennae thingies? (They are tentacles with eyespots.)

"OOoooh, it's so cute!" To a Disney pink princess preschooler, many, many creatures are so cute! This was an opportunity for some natural science education. Turns out it led to some math ed and a great picture book, too.

One Is a Snail is a counting book by feet. A snail has one foot. You have two. A dog has four. Insects have six, spiders eight, and crabs ten if you count the claws.

This is an odd and even book. One is a snail. Two is a person. Three is a person AND a snail. Four is a dog. Five is a dog AND a snail. I'm starting to dream about this book!

"OOoooh, you are so old!" I am indeed five crabs + two dogs + one snail old. OR I am four crabs + three insects + one snail old. OR I am seven spiders + one person + a snail old. I could even be seven spiders + one human + one snail. Who knows? Some days are crabbier than others!

These days my feet are not so very stressed.

I love my Skechers bungee sneaker shoes.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

O that this too too solid flesh would melt.

Now is the winter of our discontent.

If music be the food of love, play on.

The trail is muddy and the creek is full.

Is it "Iamb walking in the woods," or "I am bwalking in the woods"?  Bwahahaha.

A good walk in the woods, a bad trip in the wood chips.

 Methinks a little sense would help a lot.

A fashion show the playground should not be. 

Kids need to run and skip injury free.

Iamb here to say saddle shoes were great for play.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Oh, now I want to count feet. And, oh, how I miss my saddle shoes.