Teacher notes: Great ideas on using this poem in your classroom
Themes: rules, boundaries, pet care, living together harmoniously, thinking of others.
Classroom: Write a list of rules, explain why they would be good rules. Write a story or poem, or draw a picture about a funny ‘oopsie’ with a new pet or a younger sister or brother.
Discussion – Why do we have rules in the classroom, rules on the roads.
Why do we have laws?
What would happen if no one obeyed rules, if there were no boundaries, no laws or penalties for breaking them?