Since poems are a fun and great way to teach fluency and some of you have been talking about that, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some of our favorite poems that we use in the classroom. Here's one that I love that my partner in crime came across last year. > Inside my lunch > to my surprise > a perfect, heart-shaped > love note lies. > > The outside says > "Will you be mine?" > And, "Will you be > my Valentine?" > > I take it out > and wonder who > would want to tell me > "I Love You." > > Perhaps a girl > who's much too shy > to hand it to me > eye to eye. > > Or maybe it > was sweetly penned > in private by > a secret friend > > who found my lunchbox > sitting by > and slid the note in > on the sly. > > Oh, I'd be thrilled > if it was Jo, > the cute one in > the second row. > > I'd be in heaven > if it were. > Has she found out > I'm sweet on her? > > My mind's abuzz, > my shoulders tense. > I need no more > of this suspense. > > My stomach lurching > in my throat, > I open up > my little note. > > Then WHAM! As if > it were a bomb, > it reads, "I Love You. > Signed, Your Mom."