Studying food chains, animal habits, animal adaptations, poetry, or more? This collection is great for classroom use! Includes 30 brief poems, classroom activities by Karen Ganon, Notes from the Poet, and more.
Please visit the 30 Painless Classroom Poems page for more details.? Great for classroom use! Includes 30 brief poems, classroom activities by Karen Ganon, Notes from the Poet, photos, and more.
Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star: Worship the Sun
You call me voracious.
I say that’s baloney.
I’m a spine-covered sun
shining light where it’s stony.
I’ve spit out my stomach.
I’ve no time to quarrel.
Now leave me alone to
devour soft? CORAL!
Note: A Crown-of-Thorns sea star pulls its stomach out of its mouth and drapes over coral. Its digestive enzymes kill the living coral polyps and its stomach absorbs those tiny, soft animals.
A Note from the Poet: I love the word “voracious.” It means having a large appetite. Sadly, I have a voracious appetite for cupcakes!