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Choose a new and creative game of Opposites. Try…
‘Tis the Season to be Opposite – At the start of a camp or school class, ask a “no-brainer” question, “What season are we in?
Hold up a picture that depicts a summer flower, like the sunflower painted by American artist, Georgia O’Keefe.
Ask what may be seen on the ground in the opposite season – wintertime, when flowers do not abound.
One answer: ice and snow.
Share a poem (see below) from the season that you are enjoying now, or the opposite season coming ahead.
Ask the class to listen for hot stuff or cool stuff as you instruct them to get quiet for the reading of a poem to start the day.
Summer by Rachel Field
In the morning, very early,
That’s the time I love to go
Barefoot where the fern grows curly
And grass is cool between each toe,
On a summer morning, O!
On a summer morning!
That is when the birds go by
Up the sunny slopes of air,
And each rose has a butterfly
Or a golden bee to wear;
And I am glad in every toe –
Such a summer morning – O!
Such a summer morning!
Ask what words convey hot stuff in this poem?
Answers: The word summer throughout the poem and Line # 8 – Up the sunny slopes of air
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