Vandusen Gardens Phone Number Poem

6   Vandusen gardens is a city gem

0   Lush habitat for all

4    Fiftyfive acres of nature

2    Urban paradise

5    Wander through fields, gardens, meadows

7   Elizabethan maze, Scottish shelter, Korean pavilion too

8   Each visit my eye relishes the changing panorama 

1   Dynamic

6   I can wile away minutes or hours

2   Exploring outdoors

In a phone number poem the digits refer to the amount of words on a line, with “0” being a wildcard (your choice of amount).  I think this style of poem would be fun to do in class after a field trip. I’m planning on taking my class to Vandusen for a field trip so I’ll ask my class to take note of its attributes and we’ll create one together. 


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10 thoughts on “Vandusen Gardens Phone Number Poem

  1. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing the poem idea and a field trip would be the perfect time to create them…. much more fun than writing a paragraph or two!

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  2. Your photos are beautiful! And I like this idea for a poem. I’ve seen a couple of them in slices this month. I might have to try one … not with my phone number, though! I love that you chose the number of a great place to visit!

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    1. I liked the idea of a phone number poem but was uncomfortable of using my personal phone number or those of students. Using a publicly available phone number alleviates privacy concerns. I was thinking that at back to school time it’d be fun for each child to create a school phone number poem as a way of community building. An extension would be for each child to create one for a place in the greater community that they love (e.g. Sports stadium, library)

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