Spring into Poetry

Spring into Poetry

Spring has sprung!  Ready to welcome in the new season?  Former CKA Board member and first grade teacher, Deb Meng shares this lovely poem she uses in her classroom. Singing by Robert Louis Stevenson Of speckled eggs the birdie sings And nests among the trees; The sailor sings of ropes and things In ships upon the seas. The children sing in far Japan, The children sing in Spain: The organ with...

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Get off on the “Write” Foot with this Poem in My Pocket

This week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from first grade teacher and CKA Board Member, Deborah Meng.  If you missed her fabulous Tuesday Teaching Tip, Poem in My Pocket, you’ll want to check it out first and then come back to this post. I’ve seen the following poem several different ways. I love this one because of the writing focus. I am going to use this as one of my...

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Poem in My Pocket

Poem in My Pocket

This week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA Board Member and first grade teacher, Deborah Meng.  She shares with us this wonderful part of her reading instruction: The students memorize a poem and then, receive a copy of the poem to keep in their decorated envelope. They carry the poem around in their pocket and recite it for 10 adults who sign the back. I encourage them to...

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A Special Poem to Say Good-Bye

A Special Poem to Say Good-Bye

The end of the year is right around the corner!  The end of Kindergarten is such a huge transition for many kids.  Here’s a sweet poem to share with your students to remind them how special they are to you:   Dear _________, You’re a very special person And ________, you should know How I loved to be your teacher And how fast the year did go! We did a lot of special things- We...

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My Fuzzy Caterpillar – a Spring Finger Play

My Fuzzy Caterpillar – a Spring Finger Play

Here’s a quick and easy poem for spring:   My fuzzy caterpillar, (wiggle finger along opposite arm) Made his cocoon one day. (cup hands together) He turned into a butterfly, (link thumbs together) And quickly flew away! (wave fingers and move hands upward as though flying away) Happy Spring!  Have a favorite poem for this time of year?  Please...

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