Got home from camping last spring
Saw people, places and things
We barely had arrived
Friends asked us to describe
The people, places and every last thing
So we unpacked our adjectives

I unpacked "frustrating" first
Reached in and found the word "worst"
Then I picked "soggy" and
Next I picked "foggy" and
Then I was ready to tell them my tale
Because I'd unpacked my adjectives

Adjectives are words you use to really describe things
Handy words to carry around
Days are sunny or they're rainy
Boys are dumb or else they're brainy
Adjectives can show you which way

Adjectives are often used to help us compare things
To say how thin, how fat, how short, how tall
Girls who are tall can get taller
Boys who are small can get smaller
Until one is the tallest
And the other's the smallest of all

We hiked along without care
Then we ran into a bear
He was a hairy bear
He was a scary bear
We beat a hasty retreat from his lair
And described him with adjectives

Next time you go on a trip
Remember this little tip:
The minute you get back
They'll ask you this and that
You can describe people, places and things
Simply unpack your adjectives
You can do it with adjectives
Tell them about it with adjectives
You can shout it with adjectives


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    General CommentSchoolhouse Rock is brilliant,catchy,and timeless. Intelligent music for kids is a rare treat. Thank you Schoolhouse Rock, I owe it all to you and Sesame Street. Parents, please pass this music on to your children.
    cjsmusicalmamaon November 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song brings back memories of my last school concert and we had cardboard suitcases full of adjectives. Good times, fun song.
    BecStarHPon February 20, 2010   Link

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