Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poetry and a Free Earth Day Poem

I love poetry! Have you hear of Giggle Poetry?  I use the poems about family for our Mother's Day Tea. Students choose one to memorize and recite for our mothers during the tea.

I begin every unit of study/theme with a poem...or two or three!  Students keep every poem in a 1 inch, three ring binder.  They pull them out to read as a fast finisher activity.  We also use them occasionally for Read to Someone in our Daily 5 rotations.
At the beginning of each month, we also read that months Chicken Soup with Rice poem by Maurice Sendak.  I typed them up so students can illustrate them and keep them in their binders.  In May, we read June and July, watch the video (old VHS) and eat chicken soup with rice.  I have a big book, which I got through Scholastic years ago. 

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Since April is poetry month and Earth Day is this month, here is a free poem for you! Click the picture if you'd like to download it.
Earth Day Poem/Song

We are beginning our fairy tale unit soon.  These poems are a great addition to our unit.  The students love to rap!
Fairy Tale Poetry

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