So far, I have spent a great deal of time compiling all of the poems my team uses during our shared reading time. I wanted to create something simple and neat that could be used with my IWB or pocket chart and didn't require gluing into a notebook. It sounded like a simple task, until I got started!
Next, comes the parent note explaining how to use the “I Can Read” binder.
After the parent note, I insert the first poem including the homework option. I copy them on the copy machine, but I took a picture of the colored version. During the first few weeks of school, either myself or a volunteer will add the poems to the binders on Monday. Once we’ve settled into a routine, I teach the students how to flip all of the pages, so they can add the new poem to the back.
At the very back of the binder, each student has a zippered pouch containing an 8 pack of crayons, a couple pencils and an eraser. I’ve found that having these supplies inside the binder ensures that every student has the appropriate colors to complete the homework. I teach the students that these supplies must remain inside the zippered pouch!
Here's a sneak peek at my October poems! Each poem includes four options for printing (color, bw, color with homework, and bw with homework) and a weekly lesson plan.
I Can Read October Poetry Binder! EEK!
There is so much to keep you, the kiddos, and the poem going strong all week long!
Here's a rundown of the poems from my August/September set:
- Here I Come
- The Wheels on the Bus
- Family of Shapes
- Picking Apples
- Fall, Fall, Falling Leaves
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- I'm a Little Firefighter
- A Pumpkin Seed
- I Like Monsters!
- 10 Little Ghosts
I went ahead and bundled this pack into a "growing bundle." It's discounted $15, while I continue adding the rest of the months! AND all of my I Can Read sets and the bundle will be 20% off for the next two days!
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My kiddos seriously love their "I Can Read" poetry binders! They are always so excited to see the new poem on Monday! It's so fun to hear them read and sing the poems throughout the week and all year long! Plus, I love that it reinforces the skills we have learned in the classroom!
Thanks again to Hadar for sharing her blog with me!