I’m a Scottish lass from the same county as the famous post Rabbie Burns. I lived a short time very close to the cottage he was born in the breathtaking little village of Alloway. As a child at school 1 of my favourite times was Burns as I loved the songs and poems and excelled in which resulted in several 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates.
Evie is now learning the same poems and songs 30 years later written by poets inspired by Burns. On Monday I opened up her homework bag and to my delight was my favourite poem which got me my 1st ever 2nd certificate and trophy aged either 6or 7. Evie (as mentioned in other posts has speech issues which has made her a bit shy speaking in public but in last few months with a lot of very hard work her speech has came on fantastic) has been practicing every day after school with me. On Monday she had to look at sheet. We learnt it by me saying a line and got Evie repeating. By Wednesday, she could recite around half of it by memory and by Thursday she had memorized the full poem.
The minute I told her I was 2nd her little competitive streak came out and she is determined to win her class competion. For Evie to stand in front of class and get most of it right will make me seriously proud. Burns day is on 25/01//19. Each class has their own poem to learn. On Thursday is the class competitions. The 3 girls & 3 boys who get 1st, 2nd & 3rd place then go into the county completion where all the local schools get together and compete. I shall let you know on Thursday how she gets in.
Here is the poem she is doing. I hope you enjoy.
By J.K Annand.
When doukin in the River Nile
I met a muckle crocodile.
He flicked his tail, he blinked his ee,
Stone bared his ugsome teeth at me.
Says I, ‘I never saw the like,
Cleaning your teeth maun be a fyke!
What sort o besom do he has
Tae brush a set o teeth like thae? ”
The crocodile said, ‘Nane ava.
I never brush my teeth at aw!
A wee bird redds then up, ye see,
And saves me monie a dentist’s fee.