Codrington Full-Day ELK Program

In the book, A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades by Byrd Baylor’s I found the poem ‘The Other Way to Listen’ (1997) and it  had me hooked. So this year it is my goal to listen more and write down what I hear.

Do this

Go get to know

one thing

as well

as you can.

It should be something small.

Don’t start

with a mountain

don’t start

with the whole Pacific Ocean.

Start with

one seed pod


one horned toad

or one handful

of dirt. (15)





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