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Old 08-28-2004, 11:24 AM
Sarah@FCC Sarah@FCC is offline
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Need a poem for handprints

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.

Old 08-28-2004, 11:46 AM
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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.

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

"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."

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.

This site has seven poem options.
Old 08-28-2004, 04:21 PM
Sarah@FCC Sarah@FCC is offline
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Thanks so much.. I love all the poems you sent. And thanks for the quick reply. Have a wonderful weekend,
Old 09-04-2004, 10:06 AM
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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
Old 09-04-2004, 10:58 AM
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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
Old 09-04-2004, 11:18 AM
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We have one here, too -- printable:

handprints, poem

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