I have been thinking about the cross curriculum areas in the new NSW English syllabus. It will be interesting including these cross curricula threads into teaching in key learning areas. As I thought about sustainability I discovered that 2013 is the International year of mathematics of planet earth. Goggle that and you will find some great resources for maths, especially for upper primary students. I continued my google search and found some poetry written by an Australian teacher, Celia Berrell, who writes poems with scientific or environmental themes. These are easily accessible to K- 6 students. Check out this web address: www.sciencerhymes.com.au I personally like the poem ‘Peace by Piece’ by Celia Berrell.