Rhyme or Poem for each month

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  1. vk4365

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    I am going to do Calendar notebooks this year and I have found some great ideas online, however one mentioned doing a poem for each month (in addition to the one with all of the months) however, nothing was listed for these poems. My questions (finally) is does anybody know where I can find and print poems or rhymes for each month. Thanks!
     
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    Poetry books. What specific poetry are you looking for? Poems that go with a theme, poems that are about a month, poems that K kids will love, poems that focus on phonics?
     
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    My CT did this in third grade. She had various poems she had collected over the years. I remember New Kid On the Block by Jack Prelutzky for september, a Halloween one that was about a recipe for some kind of witches brew, which they then made on Halloween using fun ingredients, and The Night Before Christmas for December. We would recite them together every morning. Lots of fun!
     
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    I have a really good poem book that I get most of my poems from. I remember reading it on the bus with my grandfather when I was about 5 or 6. It's called the Random House Book of Children's' Poetry. It has some monthly and seasonal poems and is a great resource, though that's not its main purpose.
     
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    Someone I know who taught first grade did the poem each month from the book "Chicken Soup with Rice". It was cute :)
     
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    I'm looking for one about august, and the other months; one that mentions the month and tell something about it, like August is when school begins, etc
     
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    Try jmeacham.com under Calendar Binders
     
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    I do have a set that I use (and each month the tunes varies between 4 popular children's songs) but the lyrics are currently locked in my classroom for the summer and my brain must be on vacation too b/c I can't remember them all. :) I typed out the ones I remember and I did a little Google searching and I also included one similar to mine. Hopefully this is what you're looking for.
    January (are you sleeping)
    January, January
    The first month of the year, the first month of the year.
    Some will get some snowflakes, some will get some raindrops.
    2011 is here, 2011 is here.

    February (Skip to my Lou)
    February now is here,
    February now is here,
    February now is here,
    the shortest month of the year.

    February 2nd is Groundhog's day (repeat 3x)
    Will he see his shadow?

    February 14th is Valentines day (repeat 3x)
    Send your valentines that day.

    March (The Farmer in the Dell)
    The month of March is here,
    and spring is in the air.
    Birds will sing and flowers will bloom.
    Now that March is here.

    April (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
    A-P-R-I-L
    April now is here.
    April showers bring May flowers.
    April now is here.

    May (Skip to My Lou)
    May, May the month of May.
    Flowers Blooming every day.
    Summertime is on the way.
    This is now the month of May.

    June (Skip to My Lou)
    June, June the month of June.
    School will be over soon.
    We'll laugh, and skip and sing a tune.
    This is now the month of June.

    August (are you sleeping?)
    August is here, August is here.
    School's begun, school's begun.
    We'll make lots of friends, we'll make lots of friends.
    August is here, August is here.

    November (are you sleeping)
    Cool November, cool November
    Now is here, how is here.
    Learn about the Indians, learn about the Pilgrims.
    Thanksgiving is near, Thanksgiving is near

    These are to the tune of Are You Sleeping?

    January
    January. January.
    Happy New Year. Happy New Year.
    Icicles and snowflakes. Eskimos and snowmen.
    Winter's here. Winter's here.

    February
    February. February.
    Ground Hog Day. Ground Hog Day.
    Washington and Lincoln. Washington and Lincoln.
    Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day.

    March
    It is March. It is March.
    Windy days, kites at play.
    Leprechauns and shamrocks. Leprechauns and shamrocks.
    Spring is here. Spring is here.

    April
    It is April. It is April.
    Rainy days. Rainy days.
    Playing tricks so funny. Eggs and Easter Bunny.
    Easter Time. Easter Time.

    May
    It is May. It is May.
    Flowers grow. Flowers grow.
    Time to say, "I love you." Time to say, "I love you."
    Mother dear. Mother dear.

    June
    It is June. It is June.
    Father's Day. Flag Day, too.
    School will soon be ending. School will soon be ending.
    Summer's near. Summer's near.
    July

    It's July, It's July
    Independence Day, Independence Day
    Fireworks, and Hot dogs
    Watermelon and Parades
    Summers Here, Summers Here

    August
    It is August, It is August
    Hot Hot Days, Hot Hot Days
    Swimming pools and Ice Cream
    County Fairs and Summers end
    School starts soon, School starts soon.

    September
    It's September. It's September.
    School is here. School is here.
    We are making new friends. We are making new friends.
    Here comes fall. Here comes fall.

    October
    It's October. It's October.
    Trick or treat. Trick or treat.
    Jack-o'-lanterns glowing. Jack-o'-lanterns glowing.
    Halloween! Halloween!

    November
    It's November. It's November.
    Let's give thanks. Let's give thanks.
    Pilgrims set the table. Pilgrims set the table.
    Turkeys taste great. Turkeys taste great.

    December
    It's December. It's December.
    Trim the tree. Trim the tree.
    Mistletoe and holly. Santa Claus so jolly.
    Ring the bells. Christmas bells.
     
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    Thanks you ladies are the best!
     
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    Chicken Soup with Rice!! A cute, funny and rythmic poem for each month. The kids love it.

    I have also printed out a copy of the poem and included it in their "Poetry Books" where they could either draw a picture underneath to go with the poem or photocopy the illustration onto the sheet and have them colour. Also I have added tasks such as finding and circling a specified letter throughout the poem... i.e. "letter hunting for the letter of the week".
     
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    I like the idea ^ of letter hunting in the poem. I do not have the book of poetry that I am using this year at home. IT is on my desk at school. I think it is a book from The Mailbox or Teacher's Helper. I cannot remember. My class will be memorizing a poem each month from that book though. If I think to remember it, I will post the title here.
     
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    I am going to try poetry journals this year! We do letter hunts and sight words hunts in our take home readers every week. My kids think they are "BIG kids" when I let them use highlighters to find the words! :) I love the fact they don't bleed through the paper and are much more fun than using pencil/crayon! I love the poems! Thanks for sharing!!!:)
     

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