We have a famous person coming to our school. She is a writer. She writes poetry and stories. She wrote a story about visiting her Grandmother in Palestine. Palestine is a land near our Play Partners in Cairo. They speak Arabic. We learned words in Arabic.
There is fighting in some places in the world. Listen to Naomi Shahib Nye read a poem she wrote about the fighting.
Naomi Shahib Nye is imagining the letters the bosses who make the rules could write to people who have been hurt. There are lots of feelings when there’s fighting.
What is a poem?
“A lot of things”
“It sounded like a Prayer to me”
“Sometimes they rhyme”
How do you feel when you have a fight with a friend? What does hurt feel like? What are some kind words you can say to help people feel better? Can you write a poem about how it feels when you are hurt or when there is fighting? Can you write a funny poem? Try it!