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Instructions: Read the poem below. Have you noticed that winter days are far shorter than summer days? When you wake and go to bed in winter, it is dark outside. When you wake and go to bed in summer, it is light outside.

Look at the lesson painting. It shows a night market lit up by the flicker of candles. What are the women doing? Why is the market lit with candles? Why don't we use candles as much today? How would you light a candle? How would you put a candle out?

Use crayons, colored pencils, pastels, or markers to draw a burning candle, including the circular yellow-orange glow surrounding the flame.

In winter I get up at night

And dress by yellow candlelight.

In summer, quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day.