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, FIRST GRADE. Again, 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. And I especially appreciate the inclusion of English and Spanish translations of some of the poems. Nice!
Today I've got not just one, but two poems I'm excited to share:
by Janet Wong
Everyone is asking WHY.
Why is the sun hot?
I know I should wonder why but
Well, why NOT?
LOVE NOTE TO A MAGNET
by Patricia Hubbell
I'm drawn to you.
You're so attractive.
You make me feel quite active!
And though I know I should shrug,
I can't resist the tug of this feeling of love.
I want to hop, jump, and skip,
Really let rip...
So I'm on a big trip--
Past pens, pencils, and papers,
Rulers, tape, and erasers--
I'm drawn to you!
Being a bit "backwards" myself, I especially love Janet Wong's poem! Sometimes the best questions are not the obvious ones. :)
And the Love Note poem... I am and always will be a sucker for a love poem. And how fun is this one?! In the TEACHER'S EDITION for this poem (p.79), Sylvia Vardell has created TAKE FIVE! activities that include:
Showing a paper clip
dividing the kids and having them participate in the poem
Discussion about the usefulness of magnets in everyday life
Demonstration of a magnet
a companion poem and book recommendation
So much fun! And yes, I have another (riddle) poem in this one... "Riddle for a Wet Day"
GIVEAWAY: Comment here or on Twitter @irene_latham or on my Facebook page! Winners announced daily.