Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Smart - Poem by Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
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  • (10/20/2019 10:18:00 AM)

    they have no idea that less is more. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/20/2019 10:15:00 AM)

    Very true. children think the more you have the better it is. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/20/2019 10:10:00 AM)

    It shows that children think if they have more of one thing it is better. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/16/2019 5:16:00 PM)

    a perfect demonstration of how young children perceive quantity as opposed to value (Report)Reply

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  • (10/5/2019 8:47:00 PM)

    Great poem! Exactly how children of 5/6 years of age think (Report)Reply

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  • (10/5/2019 6:30:00 PM)

    so true, they have no idea (Report)Reply

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  • (9/22/2019 9:10:00 PM)

    as he grows he will better comprehend (Report)Reply

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  • (9/19/2019 8:41:00 AM)

    child this age know the numbers not the value of the money (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2019 11:44:00 AM)

    The child does not know how to count money. numbers does not mean he has more money (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2019 11:42:00 AM)

    He was just looking at the number of coins not the amount of money he really had. he count not count money (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2019 5:53:00 PM)

    That's like an early schooler where if there more coin they think they have more than what they started with in the beginning (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2019 8:06:00 AM)

    A very clever poem, it teaches children how to count money, that even if the money equals the same amount it can look different. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2019 5:31:00 PM)

    The song was nice i can sing it with my children (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2019 9:25:00 AM)

    Very well song with the children and teacher (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2019 3:31:00 PM)

    I remember that when my dad gave me four quarters I always thought that it was more money than just one solid dollar, that was so funny to remember. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/2/2019 8:52:00 PM)

    I remember being little and thinking a nickel was more than a dime. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/18/2019 8:29:00 PM)

    Funny... shows that more is not always better (Report)Reply

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  • (7/18/2019 8:21:00 PM)

    Funny... shows more is not always better (Report)Reply

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  • (7/18/2019 8:19:00 PM)

    Funny....shows that more is not always better (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2019 11:17:00 PM)

    I can relate to this poem and use it for my students. (Report)Reply

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