Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4/17 Song of Smart


4/17



SONG OF SMART
(inspired by Opening Minds, by Peter H. Johnston)


Smart is not a have / have not --
it grows.

Smart is not a can / can not --
it grows.

Increase and build and grow your smarts
Don't give up on the hard parts
Make a plan and plan on change
Risk mistakes -- they grow your brain, 'cause...

Smart is not a have / have not --
it grows.

Smart is not a can / can not --
it grows.

Smart takes work, don't get me wrong
And work builds brains, makes your mind strong
Work is fun, it makes you YOU
Become -- grow -- learn, it's what we do, 'cause...

Smart is not a have / have not --
it grows.

Smart is not a can / can not --
it grows.

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2012


2 comments:

  1. Loved that book and LOVE your song. Can't wait to share it with students after vacation!

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  2. Love the repetition in your poem. Like Melanie I am sure it must be a song as I felt myself singing as I went along. Smart grows. Important message.

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