Thursday, August 16, 2012

10 Days of Back to School Frenzy: Day 7

Welcome back to my Back to School Frenzy! It's been quite busy in school but here another great idea for Back to School. :)

One of the things I like to do on the first day of school is read fun poetry to my students. It's important to incorporate poems throughout instruction and this year I would like to make it a point to focus on a poem a week. In this post, I'd like to share two great poems to read the first day of school or even send the poems to your students before school starts, if possible, and then go over them on the first day of class. If you like these poems, just click on them so you can download them for FREE via my Teacher's Notebook shop.

Hope you like these poems. I know I've seen them around before so it's nice to be able to share them again. What types of poems do you like to share with your students during the first week of school? See you next time!


  1. When I downloaded "Twas the Night Before School Started" from TN, it downloaded a different file- You Favorite Reading Place. The "Welcome Back to School" poem downloaded correctly, but it's not pictured as it is here. It has the border that the other poem has instead (not a problem, just letting you know).

    Anyway, I love these! One of my goals this year is to share more poetry with the students and these are perfect.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Bee Teaches

    1. Hi Bee! Thanks for your comment and for letting me know about the trouble in downloading the other file "T'was the Night Before School Started." I worked it out and I believe it was a glitch due to the apostrophe in the name of the file. Go ahead and return to the shop so you can download the correct file now. So sorry for the technical difficulty.

      I'm glad you like them. Sharing poetry with my students is one of my goals too. Best of luck to you!

  2. Hi!
    Your page looks nice. Will follow you. Going to download the poems too. Wishing you a good year.

  3. Absolutely love your 10 days of back to school!! I have found it very helpful as someone who moved up to teaching a 3rd/4th split. Thanks for sharing!

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