Saturday, June 2, 2012

Poetry Fun

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



7 comments:

  1. This is an adorable idea for poetry!! We need to teach more poetry in 1st grade next year with the Common Core standards & this is perfect. Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Like Lisa said, this year with Common Core it was the first year I had to really hit poetry as an entire unit. It was tough to find stuff! I'll definitely have to keep this tucked away for next year! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Maureen
    The First Grade Splash

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  3. Love it! I do something similar!

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  4. How sweet to share soup with a squirrel!
    Staci

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  5. I love this idea. I do poems each week with my students. I love the idea of doing the one from Chicken Soup and Rice each month. Thanks for the idea.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  6. I love using poetry in the classroom. Just discovered your blog and I'm your newest follower.

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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