It’s official; I moved all my things into my new classroom, Room 105. As of right now I am the first grade teacher. It has been eleven long years since I was last in first grade. There have been lots of changes, Daily 5, Common Core….just to name a few.
I feel like a first year teacher. I have lots to learn and I am not wasting any time. My goal is to work on something each day.
Since I used a lot of my poems in kindergarten I need to find some new material. My job today was to find a poem that I can use for the first week of school. I purchased a great poetry book from Scholastic books, Pick A Poem! It has a great selection of poems. I highly recommend it, if you are looking for some material.
Each week I like to have a poem that will review the sight words, practice rhyming and work on a word family. This poem will be perfect!
I already created a poetry basket where I keep copies of the poems for the reading center. The students will create a poetry notebook with 3 prong folders to keep their copies for home reading.
I created a worksheet to review skills as well. The first one is very simple just to get us started. Click Here if you would like a free copy of the poem and worksheet. :)
Let me know your thoughts.