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.