Gifted Education Program

First Grade

Ben Franklin was a very famous man.

He was always thinking of a new plan.

He invented a glass armonica that sings.

He designed so many other things…

Like the Franklin stove, the long arm, and the lightning rod,

He even flew a kite that almost reached up to God!

He tried to make things to do jobs with ease.

He built paddles that made swimming a breeze!

He made some eyeglasses so that he could see

Both the letters he printed and a far away tree.

He made a chair that turned into stairs

And a fan to cool rocking chairs.

Franklin had many rules for being good.

He thought people needed to act like they should.

Ben Franklin was very important in our nation’s history.

How he thought of so many big ideas is still quite a mystery!

Inventive Ben Franklin