Mrs. Robson and I spoke this weekend about how much we enjoyed your responses to the pizza question. We decided to combine some math, poetry, and reading and writing power to give you another challenge.
For the past month or so we have read many books and used the words in the text or pictures to try to infer things that the author has purposely not said. Sometimes it is a moral, sometimes it what the character might be thinking, sometimes it is a hint about what might happen next and so on.
We would like you to read the poem below and see if you can figure out what the author might be trying to infer.
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Mrs. Robson and Mrs. Barker
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes - I guess he don't knowthat three is more than two!
Just them, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
and the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And then I went and showed my dad,
and he go red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head-
Too proud of me to speak!