As you know I've taught a span of grade levels. As I was trying to unclutter my cupboards, I found a wonderful memory from my years in 1st grade, my poetry books.
This oldie but goodie is the inspiration behind it
I have a Big Book copy of this story and would read it once a month.
Then my little firsties would get a copy of the poem and illustrate it.
By the end of the year my whole class could recite each poem like no tomorrow!
I leave you with a musical rendition of Chicken Soup with Rice