Studying the regions and states of the United States? This poetry collection is great for classroom use! Includes 52 brief poems, classroom activities by Catherine Flynn, Notes from the Poet, and more.
Please visit the 30 Painless Classroom Poems page for more details. Great for classroom use! Includes 52 brief poems, classroom activities by Catherine Flynn, Notes from the Poet, photos, and more.
Minnesota: The Birth of Old Man River
A lake creates a lazy stream
That flows through pines and slips away,
Then picks up barges, logs and steam,
Becomes a mighty waterway.
Walk on rocks across this sliver,
Cross the current, slow and mild.
It will grow to Old Man River
Though for now it’s still a child.
Note: The Mississippi River begins in Lake Itasca, MN. There, you can cross the narrow river by walking across some slippery rocks. There’s a little bridge now if you don’t want to risk falling in:>)
A Note from the Poet: The last 2 lines play on the nickname Old Man River. It’s small at first, like a child. But it grows, like a child grows. The river grows wider and faster as it flows to the Gulf of Mexico.