I have always used poetry in my classroom, but this year I am going to try to have one focus poem a week. This was our first big "theme" for the year....NAMES! We had a special poem for our first poem of the year. (It is to the tune of "Are you Sleeping?")
We introduced our first "popcorn" words this week...I and a. We read our poem/song a few times and then together found our popcorn word. We talked a lot about what made each of us special and then the students each got a copy to put in their poetry journals.
They had to butter the popcorn words and illustrate their poem. They did a great job. Take a look.
She drew a picture of herself jumping rope. LOVE!
This little pumpkin is picking a flower in her picture. :)
Disclaimer: I said the words "I" and "we", but really my student teacher taught this whole lesson. :) She is fabulous and did a wonderful job!
I have decided to have at least one focus poem a week. We will probably read it each morning during calendar time, but I haven't decided 100% for sure yet.
Would you like a copy of this poem for your students to use in their poetry journals? Click on the image below to grab a free copy.
I am off to relax because as I said it has been an extremely busy day and this momma is exhausted. Have a great weekend!