Here's the schedule:
Tuesday: FIRST GRADE
Wednesday: SECOND GRADE
Thursday: THIRD GRADE
Friday: FOURTH GRADE
Saturday: FIFTH GRADE
Each day I will be giving away a copy of the Student Edition for that grade level... and at the end of the week, I will choose one winner from all the commenters via blog/Facebook/Twitter for the K-5 TEACHER edition!
So, KINDERGARTEN. First of all, the line drawings that accompany the poems in the Student Edition are wonderful and engaging! There's also a Glossary and Index, both of which I find particularly helpful.
Here's one of my favorite poems:
THANK YOU, ISAAC NEWTON
by Eileen Spinelli
My bookshelf falls upon the bed.
Harry Potter bonks my head.
Spaghetti slips --splat!--to the floor.
Clean-up is a messy chore.
Orange juice spills. Socks slide down.
Hail stones ping all over town.
Acorns plunk--ouch!--from a tree.
Oh, the joys of gravity!
Isn't that fun! I particularly love "Socks slide down." The joys of gravity indeed... this would be an entirely different poem if aimed at the middle-aged crowd. :)
In the TEACHER'S EDITION for this poem (p.40), Sylvia Vardell has created TAKE FIVE! activities that include:
dropping a book (with a bonk!)
allowing kids to drop other items while identifying other sounds (like plunk, splat, etc)-- and of course, cleaning up!
some research on Isaac Newton
a comparison of how different items of different shapes and weights fall
a companion poem to read together
So much fun! And yes, I have a poem in this one... "Riddle for a Dry Day"
GIVEAWAY: Comment here or on Twitter @irene_latham or on my Facebook page! Winners announced daily.