Poetry helps children develop their skills, such as letter recognition, sounds, rhyming words, new vocabulary, punctuation and rhythm of language.
I use poetry in my classroom as a form of expression...through their art and their use of rhythm.
Please visit my file sharing website for a list of poems that I use with 1st Grade Treasures. I will also be posting the poems once they are all organized in one document for download. Click on the link below:
This is a work in progress. I will post poems along with an art idea. I am always looking for new creative ideas to go along with the poems. If you have any ideas, please post them.
The poems were not written by me. These are poems that I've been collecting and using used over the years that I found in poetry books, poetry websites, etc. I have given credit to those I know, if there is a poem without an author's name, please forgive me. If you know who wrote it, please let me know. Thanks for visiting!
Poetry Journal Introduction Page
I take a picture of the First Day of School. Then, I used my digi Scrapbook software to create the picture on sticky paper.
START SMART WEEK 1: First Day of School Poem and Activity
To get the school house, I used the Ellison Machine. I've had the kids draw a picture of themselves inside the school house or I give them a picture that I've taken.
START SMART WEEK 2: Everyone Has A Name poem and Activity
The children used scrapbooking letters or foam letters to recreate their name and then they drew a picture of themselves.
Poem for Treasures story theme: U1W1 WE ARE SPECIAL/ POEM: I Look In the Mirror
I gave the students a pattern of the mirror and then I gave them a real mirror. They had to draw themselves...
Poem for Treasures story theme: U1W2 READY, SET, MOVE!/I CAN, CAN YOU? POEM: I Can Do Anything
STUDENTS RECEIVED A T-SHIRT PATTERN AND THEY HAD TO WRITE ON THE SHIRT “I CAN __________!” AND DESIGN THEIR SHIRT BASED ON WHAT THEY WROTE THEY CAN DO.
|Unit 3 W3 Short Shadows, Long Shadows|
Student Sample below: