This year my kiddos will be introduced to one new poem/nursery rhyme each week! I am SO excited about this! The poems are all aligned each week to my close read curriculum map for this upcoming year! You can view the map HERE. It might be that I have not done true "themes" before, but I am so pumped to have our days flow in way that makes sense! So many curriculums jump around and leave the kids dazed and confused...why sure we will talk about snow in August ;) Okay, maybe it's not THAT bad, but nothing is better than teacher created!
Once you get to the download below you will find a detailed pacing list for the poems. There are 37 to choose from so feel free to switch them around to best fit YOUR classroom needs! I will introduce a new poem each Monday during morning meeting. We will then review the poem each day for that week during our morning meets. Then, we will move on to a new poem the following week.
I will be displaying my poems on my smartboard so the kiddos can easily view the poem. It will also allow be to use my marker to draw attention to the skills we are working on for that week. If you don't have a smartboard a simple printed version will work great as well!
You can download the freebie poems by clicking below! If you believe these will work for your classroom OR even better a fellow teacher send them this way to grab theirs!