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Poetry for Children
Poetry Break #10

A poem by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Treasure
by Lee Bennett Hopkins

A rusty door key,
A part of a tool,
A dead bee I was saving
to take into school;

A crust of pizza,
Sand from the shore,
A piece of lead pipe,
An old apple core;

My library card,
A small model rocket--

I guess
it
is
time

to
clean
out
my
pocket.

from Me, Myself, and I (1995)

Introduction
Wear something with pockets today, and put some miscellaneous item (like keys, a coin, a paperclip, etc.) in your pocket. Reach into your pocket and slowly bring that item out. Then share the following poem.

Extension
Invite the children to reach into their pockets, pull out something they can share and tell the story behind it or write a poem about it.