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Echoes for the Eye Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature cover Poetry for Math and Science

Echoes for the Eye

by Barbara Juster Esbensen, illustrated by Helen K. Davie

Keep this book handy, and share appropriate poems when discussing math or science concepts.  It's also a great way to introduce a writing activity that extends a math or science lesson. 

Have children write short poems about current science or math studies.  Go further by drawing or finding pictures to illustrate the poems and combine into a class book and/or bulletin board or wall display.

Writing poems about math and science not only allows children to practice writing skills (and covers more learning standards per lesson), but more importantly, it encourages deeper thinking about the concepts they are learning.