"Ava," her aunt called, "Eli's on the porch." [Art- Ava opened door went outside to Eli]
As they ran, they saw a moving van. [Art-lived next to each other]
Eli's lips dropped down into a frown.
(Make a frown)
"We moved down the street to the
corner," Eli said.
Eli moved to an apartment above the department store.
He chewed pieces of bread, then said, [Art- Pulled bread pocket]
"Will you come to see me?"
They skipped and picked
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 flowers off the porch plants.
They heard the tremble
of the train on the tracks.
Raindrops dripped on their heads,
into Ava's house, they both tread.
(Where are your fingers?)
(Move fingers as if raining)
they were each ready to move their feet.
The house shook in the rhythm of [Art-The train close to house]
a mariachi band.
Strum, a strum, a strum. [Art- guitar]
Hear the street beat.
They were in their stocking feet.
Toot that horn, toot toot toot.
They twirled 10 times to the right and stepped left.
(Count to ten)
And tapped their feet to the beat.
(Where are your feet?)
Their bellies shook like jelly.
The train went past fast. [Art-train car colors, red, orange ,blue, green, yellow]
(What colors are the train cars?)
The house stopped shaking.
They giggled so much,
their stomachs were aching.
"We'll still be friends. You're just down the block, " Ava said.
Eli and his big sister
walked to Ava's house, some days, and stayed
They twirled and stamped their feet,
to the container train beat.
Chug a chug a, choo, choo.
( What sound can you say?)