NGHS Students: Deer Poetry

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After our recent close encounters with mule deer in our neighborhood, the girls wrote the following poems to express what they learned about deer in our factual research, Biblical study and personal experiences with these beautiful creatures. The details of our experience and nature writing assignment can be found in this Wildlife Wednesday post, hosted by Creations Conversations. Click here for a Free Printable PDF Wildlife Writing Assignment.

The Confident Deer

By Audrey Gotcher (11)
The confident Deer prances and leaps through the day,
Without a second thought,
Through the river,
Through the trees,
Along with the breeze.
On its toes it nimbly runs along,
For the daily food it sought,
Though the dangers of the forest,
Often appear, God is near and provides.
That is why the Deer does not fear.

The Frightened Deer

By Claire Gotcher (10)
The frightened Deer can appear very queer
Frozen in light, full of fright,
As it decides to run into the night.
How it prances and almost dances
In the field, as if it had a shield.
And as it settles down to sleep,
In safety, the Deer will no longer creep.

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

2 thoughts on “NGHS Students: Deer Poetry

  1. Your daughter’s poems are incredible! I am so impressed with their talent and skill. What wonderful way to incorporate God’s beautiful creation into your homeschool.

    1. Thank you Lisa! They really do love to write and are very expressive with their words when “stretched” a little bit – we usually do a draft and then I have them go back & see where they can add more details, descriptions or metaphors that bring their word pictures to life. It’s a fun exercise that you can incorporate into many different lessons!

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