On to the real stuff! I needed a good poem for my first graders this week for President's Day, but I just could not find one that I liked. Either they were waayy too hard or waayy too corny, so did what I always do in this situation ~ wrote my own! And, I am going to share it with you, my followers! Click here or the picture below for your copy!
We read the poem all week, sometimes chorally, sometimes partner, sometimes alone, but always reading it. On Wednesday, we get out the highlighters and highlight words in the poem. On Thursday, we illustrate the poems on the back of it. I keep them in a file for my students and then bind them together for a book to read. They take them home over the summer and keep them forever. This year I had several students tell me how much they enjoyed reading their poetry books over the summer. Wow! Love that from the kids!
I hope you enjoy the freebie!