Is it really almost April?  It sure doesnt feel like spring yet, but I will just keep thinking warm thoughts!  To celebrate National Poetry Month I am participating in a blog hop hosted by Line Upon Learning.

As a kindergarten teacher, I like to use a new poem every week to introduce and review basic concepts with my kiddos.  The poem that I choose matches the season, holiday, theme, or topic that we are learning about.  Each day we work on the poem during our morning meeting either on chart paper, or this year I started to post it on the interactive whiteboard and save our work each day. My students also complete a task on the same poem in their poetry binder. We practice a variety of activities with the poems depending on the skills that we are currently working on. 

 I created a pack of 30 task cards that  cover a variety of activities I use with different poems. I'd like to share them with you for FREE for the last few days of March only as a thank you just for stopping by my blog today! You can find them here. Be sure to grab them before April 1st when I will post them in my TPT store!





You can find the poems I use in my Poetry Binders here:




And I'm offering the chance to win my poetry binder to 2 lucky winners this week as well! Just enter below.

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Now head over to Life as I Know It's blog for some more poetry related fun!


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 I'm joining in the fun one last time with the teachers over at "The Primary Chalkboard" for Read Across America Week. Today we are sharing activities from Read Across America in our classroom.  Well since I am currently a stay at home mommy, I thought I'd share some of the fun things from my classroom in past years.

First, my favorite part of the week is our pajama day read-a-thon.  I always have the kiddos wear their jammies, bring blankets, pillows, stuffed animals and their favorite books and we devote the whole afternoon to reading! They read and write about their favorite books and share them with their friends. It's such a relaxing day :)





 We of course have to have a silly sock day!

We also have a silly hat day, when we make hats like these:


And on Wacky Wednesday we also do a Crazy Mismatch day where kids dress crazy, and we do lots of other crazy ideas that I found at Teach With Me.

I hope you all had an amazing week, happy Friday!

 I'm joining in the fun with the teachers over at "The Primary Chalkboard" for Read Across America Week. Today we are sharing our Favorite Children's Authors and Books.

I love Anna Dewdney's books. That little llama is just too loveable and my kinders can relate to all of the stories! I just love the topics she covers in her books.

Bedtime

First Day of School

Being Sick

Being Angry

Holidays

Sharing

Bullying

She has lots of great activities and teacher resources on her website too.  Love her!

Link up your favorite books here, or leave a comment, I'd love to check them out!

FInally today is your last chance to enter my 100 follower giveaway.  You can enter to win ANY product of your choice from my TPT store!  Good luck!


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