Tag Archives: Mathematics

FIVE LITTLE OWLS

Five little owls in an old elm tree

Fluffy and puffy as owls could be

Blinking and winking with big round eyes

At the big round moon that hung in the skies

As I passed beneath I could hear one say

“There’ll  be mouse for supper there will today !”

Then all of them hooted “Tu-whit tu-whoo

Yes mouse for supper hoo hoo hoo hoo !”

(Anonymous)

 

 

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WHAT DO YOU DO ?

Two for a crew

Two for a crew

What do you do with two for a crew ?

Sail !

Four at the shore

Four at the shore

What do you do with four at the shore ?

Swim !

Six on the bricks

Six on the bricks

What do you do with six on the bricks ?

Fly !

Eight in a crate

Eight in a crate

What do you do with eight in a crate ?

Run !

Ten in a den

Ten in a den

What do you do with ten in a den ?

Sleep !

Twelve by themselves

Twelve by themselves

What do you do with twelve by themselves ?

Waddle !

All you really  have to do is practice how to count by twos

2  4  6  8  10  and 12 !

(Written by Suzanne Hardin and illustrated by Bay Mathis)

PATTERNS

Patterns can flow

Patterns can grow

Patterns pop up wherever you go

Patterns on mats and patterns on hats

Patterns on doors and patterns on floors

Patterns on seats and patterns on streets

Patterns on gates and patterns on plates

Patterns on walls and patterns on shawls

Patterns on shirts and patterns on skirts

Patterns on socks and patterns on frocks

Patterns on trees and patterns on bees

Patterns on snails and patterns on tails

Patterns in clapping and patterns in tapping

Patterns in walking and patterns in talking

Patterns in chiming and patterns in rhyming

Patterns you hear and patterns you see

Patterns on you and patterns on me

Patterns repeat like a rolling refrain

Over and over and over again

Over and over and over again

Over and over and over again

(Written by Sue Murphy)

 

 

TEN BOLD PIRATES

Ten bold pirates

All ship shape

Two got sea sick

And that left eight

Eight bold pirates

Up to their tricks

Two met a shark

And that left six

Six bold pirates

Tired of being poor

Two found treasure

And that left four

Four bold pirates

Feeling blue

Two swam home again

And that left two

Two bold pirates

Drinking rum

They fell asleep

And that left none

(Written by Celia Warren)

 

LENNY’S LOST SPOTS

Lenny was a ladybird

He was red with black spots

In the morning Lenny counted his spots

One two three four five six

But in the afternoon Lenny said

Where are my spots ?

Where have they gone ?

This morning I had six but now I have none

Lenny looked once

Lenny looked twice

He thought his spots were on some dice

But he was wrong

Lenny looked down

Lenny looked up

He thought his spots were on a pup

But he was wrong

Lenny looked high

Lenny looked low

He thought his spots were on a bow

But he was wrong

Lenny looked here

Lenny looked there

He thought his spots were on a chair

But he was wrong

Lenny looked near

Lenny looked far

He thought his spots were on a car

But he was wrong

Lenny looked left

Lenny looked right

He thought his spots were on a kite

But he was wrong

Lenny went out in the rain

He said

My spots are back again !

And he was right.

(Written by Celia Warren)