Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.
A blue boy started school today
He’s sitting next to Jude
And everybody looked at him
Although we know that’s rude.
I wondered why his skin was blue
So different from mine
I wondered if it bothered him
But he seemed to like it fine.
And suddenly my classroom seemed
A more exciting place
A bigger world was coming in
With a different kind of face.
I spoke to him at morning break
Although I felt quite shy
I thought that he would like a friend
If I was new, I’d cry!
And then I saw him staring too
His eyes were wide and round
Just because we have long tails
Which trail along the ground.
I think we’re going to be good friends
We seem to think the same
About a lot of different things
And we even share a name!
Do you like this poem? Can you think of some other ways of being different? Tell us about them!
Why does the poem say that people have tail? I wonder why.