Saying what they wonder about is an important part of the R.E curriculum. Something that the majority of children in my class have trouble with. So I decided to create an I wonder book so that children can write in it what they wonder about! I have said if it can be answered we will have a go, but made a point that not all things have an answer 🙂
Anyway to start them off I read them this poem:
By: Jeannie Kirby
I wonder why the grass is green,
And why the wind is never seen?
Who taught the birds to build a nest,
And told the trees to take a rest?
O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?
Who lights the stars, when they blow out,
And makes the lightning flash about?
Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?
Why is it now, do you suppose,
That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?
A simple but thought provoking poem I think. The children certainly enjoyed it anyway and I asked them to talk to their friends about anything that they wonder about. Got some beauts:
“I wonder why tigers have stripes”
“I wonder how the stars twinkle”
“I wonder where the rain goes from the floor when the sun comes out” (This one astounded me as it came from a rather low ability child! Fantastic thinking 🙂
“I wonder how God made us”
“I wonder what Jesus thought when he was on the cross”
“I wonder how fireworks work”
“I wonder where lightening comes from”
Wonderment achieved 🙂