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Saturday, April 2, 2011

One Hen, Two Ducks

During morning meeting, Joanna sometimes has the whole school repeating this lovely tongue-twisting, memory-stretching piece. She says a line, and the children say the line right after, complete with body movements and hand gestures. I thought maybe our S-K parents may enjoy learning the words as well. I need help on the last line, though!

One hen

Two ducks

Three squawking geese

Four limerick oysters

Five corpulent porpoises

Six pair of Don Alverzo's tweezers

Seven thousand Macedonians in full battle array

Eight brass monkeys from the ancient sacred crypts of Egypt

Nine apathetic, sympathetic, diabetic, old men on roller skates with a marked propensity towards procrastination and sloth

Ten lyrical, spherical diabolical denizens of the deep who ... (ask your child about this line - I never can remember it. Something about quarreling with the queen?)


Odie Langley said...

Susan that is amazing.

Karen Godwin said...

Oliver is challenging the lyrics already! He thinks the roller-skating gentleman are 'poor pathetic old men', not 'diabetic old men'. Hmmm....

Joanna said...

Oliver is absolutely right. There are different versions, but our version is 'poor pathetic'. We also only have seven Macedonians, not seven thousand. Even seven is hard to handle sometimes - those Macedonians are feisty!

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