I have decided to choose a different simple poem each week to read aloud to my class. We will do a variety of activities with each poem depending on the poem and time of year. I may have the kids memorize and recite the poem, students may have to rewrite the poem in cursive, the class may have to write a poem themselves mimicking the one I read aloud, etc.
The first poem I will use is called January Starts the Year by Risa Jordan:
January, February, March, April, May.
I will use this poem on the first day back (Awwwwww Monday, January 2, 2012). I know the students will not all be wide eyed and bushy tailedThe first five months are A-OK.
June and July, August, September,How many summers can you remember?
October, November, December’s the end,Any month’s a good time to make a new friend.
Fifty-two weeks or twelve months in a year,As each month ends, a new one is here.
Winter and fall, summer and spring,These are the seasons that each year brings.
The days in a year come to three hundred sixty-five.Isn’t it great to be alive?
HAPPY NEW YEAR! May all of you have good luck, good health, and lots of laughter in 2012!