Grrr Grr! Time to Write a Wildlife Poem
Bijal Vachcharajani (8y+)
Sharpen your pencils, pick up your notepads, it’s time to learn about India’s wildlife and become a wildlife poet.
A book reading along with a marathon wildlife poetry writing session. The author reads from her book. This is followed by a showcase of Indian wildlife photographs taken by Radha Rangarajan of Nature InFocus. Children are divided into groups, and alongside each photograph, they write a two- line poem describing the image. At the end of the slideshow, each group would have written an entire poem. Students come up with fun rhymes, witty limericks, exquisite phrases, and learn about the natural history of each animal as well.
When Bijal Vachharajani is not reading Harry Potter, she can be found traipsing around the jungles of India or baking with chocolate. In her spare time, she works as a consultant editor with Pratham Books and writes about education for sustainable development, so she can fund those trips and buy those expensive Potter books. Bijal has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace from the University of Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of two children’s book, So You Want to Know About the Environment and What’s Neema Eating Today?