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Poetry

In my classroom, we work with several poems each month during Shared Reading. The first two weeks of the month we spend learning the poems and practicing reading them. The last two weeks of the mo nth we’d add one poem per day to our Poetry Notebooks. Adding a poem means we glue a copy of the poem into a clean page of our notebook, illustrate the poem and work with the text (sight words, word families, punctuation, etc). We also read the poems of the month the last two weeks as well, just at a quicker pace. Poetry notebooks are stored in a book bin near the writing area, allowing children to always access their notebook during literacy station time for further reading or writing.

Monthly Poems September
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Ittsy Bittsy Spider Twinkle, Twinkle September Calendar Poem September Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

October
Little Miss Muffet Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater October Calendar Poem October Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗

November
Three Billy Goats Gruff November Calendar Poem November Calendar Song

December
∗ ∗ ∗ The Gingerbread Man December Calendar Poem December Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

January
Sledding Three Little Kittens January Calendar Poem January Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗

February
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears February Calendar Poem February Calendar Song

March
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Astronaut Hey Diddle Diddle Humpty Dumpty March Calendar Poem March Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

April
The Little Red Hen Little Bo Peep Mary Had a Little Lamb Henny Penny April Calendar Poem April Calendar Song ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

May
Jack and Jill The Muffin Man May Calendar Poem May Calendar Song