Let's Share Poems

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  1. TulipsGirl

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    I've been reading posts about using poems during Morning Meeting, in pocket charts, and as centers - and I love the idea. Let's share poems that we have or use with our students and that they enjoy...
    Just copy and paste, if you can....

    I'd like to see some that are simple (like the one below) and others that are a tad more sophisticated...

    I think this one's cute:

    Springtime
    A small green frog
    On a big brown log;
    A black and yellow bee
    In a little green tree;
    A red and yellow snake
    By a blue-green lake,
    All sat and listened
    To red bird sing,
    "Wake up, everybody,
    It's spring! It's spring!"


    Any others?
     
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  3. TulipsGirl

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    And this one...

    Tooth Truth

    I have alittle space
    in the middle of my face,

    And in that space,
    there used to be
    a tooth.

    It was little,
    It was white,

    And it just fell out one night,
    and a fairy came and took it -
    that's the truth!

    The fairy left me money
    When she took my tooth away -
    Took it from the pillow it was under.
    What do fairies want with teeth
    that they get from underneath
    my pillow as I'm sleeping?
    That, I wonder.

    -Helen H. Moore
     
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    My School Promise

    Each day I'll do my best

    And I won't do any less.

    My work will always please me,

    And I won't accept a mess.

    I'll color very carefully,

    My writing will be neat.

    And I will not be happy,

    Till my papers are complete.

    I'll always do my homework,

    And try my best on every test.

    I won't forget my promise,

    To do my very best!
     
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    I like that, czacza!
     
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    Great for Back to School:


    Welcome Back to School

    "Dear students, the summer has ended.
    The school year at last has begun.
    But this year is totally different.
    I promise we'll only have fun.

    "We won't study any mathematics,
    and recess will last all day long.
    Instead of the Pledge of Allegiance,
    we'll belt out a rock 'n' roll song.

    "We'll only play games in the classroom.
    You're welcome to bring in your toys.
    It's okay to run in the hallways.
    It's great if you make lots of noise.

    "For homework you'll play your Nintendo
    You'll have to watch lots of TV.
    For field trips we'll go to the movies
    and get lots of candy for free.

    "The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
    and Triple-Fudge Sundaes Supreme."
    Yes, that's what I heard from my teacher
    before I woke up from my dream.

    -Kenn Nesbitt

    This poem is posted on a poetry BB in my classroom. We'll read it together, and use it during centers, just like you said. It's very funny, and always a big hit!
     
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    HA!! I didn't see that coming :lol: I bet the kids love it!
    Anyone else?
     
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    Love the "back to school" poem!!!! I do a poem a week. I think that will be our first one.
     
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    It Couldn’t Be Done

    Edgar Guest

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
    But, he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn’t," but he would be one
    Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
    At least no one has done it";
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
    And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure;
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it.

    *this is the poem we'll be working with this week (we do one poem a week for shared reading). It's a little tricky, but I'm really looking forward to it! Our poetry time is a lot of discussion and when we get to some "brain stretching" things, like tricky vocab words they might not get otherwise.
     
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    Last week we did Shel Silverstein's "Homework Machine."

    My 2nd graders looooved it - It was their favorite poem this year!
     
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    Mom & Dad I Need Your Help!

    I need help right now!
    I can't do this somehow.
    Something doesn't seem to add up,
    And I don't know which cup!

    What is it that you're fussing about?
    It's got to be so easy, no doubt.
    When I was a kid, I did it all by myself.
    The answers were in the books on the shelf!

    What books did you have way back then?
    Wasn't it back in Nineteen Ten?
    I thought all you had was just a lecture.
    You told me so and I know better.

    Oh! Stop your fussing and use your notes.
    The answers are right there under your nose.
    Giving you the answers won't teach you a thing.
    Doing it by yourself is like butterflies with wings.

    What's that got to do with this at all?
    Know what? It's something so small.
    I'm talking about my Wii baseball game.
    Which one is the catcher's cup? So lame!

    By Rebel1

    (Some parents get so busy that they do not have time to really listen OR check out what their children are REALLY SAYING.
    Wrote that in 10 minutes.):D
     

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