Need a poem for handprints

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  1. Sarah@FCC

    Sarah@FCC Rookie

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    Hello
    Every year I do a hand print picture on the first day of school and use the same poem. The one about "here are my hands so small to hand on the wall....."
    But last year the two year old teacher used it. I teach the 3 year olds and they all received that poem last year.
    So I need a new poem.
    Any ideas are greatly appreiciated.
    Also we usually use the cubbies in the room to seperate the 2 and 3 year olds, but this year we have new cubbies that do not fit. I need something to seperate the two classes that share one room. The width is 15 feet but we need a walk way that can be closed, like a door.
    Thanks
    Sarah
     
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  3. ellen_a

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    Here are some handprint poems...maybe one will work for you!

    I miss you when we're not together
    I'm growing up so fast
    See how big I've gotten
    Since you saw me last?
    As I grow, I'll change a lot,
    The years will fly right by.
    You'll wonder how I grew so quick
    When and where and why?
    So look upon this handprint (these handprints)
    That's hanging on your wall.
    And memories will come back of me,
    When I was very small.
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/mom/mhandprintpoem.htm


    Sometimes you get discouraged
    Because I am so small
    And always leave my fingerprints
    On furniture and walls
    But every day I'm growing --
    I'll be grown some day
    And all those tiny handprints
    Will surely fade away

    So here's a little handprint
    Just so you can recall
    Exactly how my fingers looked
    When I was very small
    http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/handpoem.html

    "This little hand will never stray.
    It will always stay this way.
    When I'm big and far away.
    This little hand with you will stay."
    http://www.recipegoldmine.com/childprose/childprose3.html

    This is my hand
    My hand will do
    A thousand loving things for you
    You will remember when I am tall,
    That once my hand was just this small.
    http://creativekidsathome.com/activities/activity_32.html

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/mhandprintalt.html
    This site has seven poem options.
     
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    Thanks so much.. I love all the poems you sent. And thanks for the quick reply. Have a wonderful weekend,
    Sarah
     
  5. Mrs. V

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    I am thinking of using this with The Kissing Hand book. Have them trace their hand and put a heart sticker on it. Then put the poem with it.

    A peice of me I give to you
    This special heart becuase
    "I love you"
    The heart is you, the hand is me
    it shows that we are family
     
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    http://www.littlegiraffes.com/teacherpage.html Mrs. Flanigan click on themes, next click on December --handprint calendar. She tells how to make a hand print turkey, snowflake, Santa, and etc (a handprint design for each month) and she has a poem to go along with each design. She shares lots and lots of other ideas. Petunia in Kansas
     
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