So for their history assignment, the older children picked 5 different people you would find in a town, then wrote their own rhyming tale about them.
Here is Bookworm's assignment:
The Town's Tales
I walk over the hills
To a town not nearby
And I see friendly people
Who stop and wave hi.
Pastor's preach solemnly
They preach without the laughin'
Pastor's preach God's Word
And they don't preach in Latin.
A Postman throws letters
To house to house,
All day walking
With only a little mouse.
A Banker works at the bank
He records the money in a notebook,
He locks up for the day
In case someone should decide to take a look.
A grocery store worker works at a store
He sells meat,
Vegetables, fruit; any food even maybe
Some pigs feet.
A strict librarian is in the library,
She doesn't let you talk
Says she, "You can read the book,
But please, tiptoe when you walk."
All together, they make up a town,
But there has to be people
To do and buy the things,
All strong and feeble.