Back to School Poems, Beginning of the Year Poems, First Day of School

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Back to School Poems. This 31 page packet includes 7 poems in color & b/w and The Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities and two student contracts (for the two pledges/poems). I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year, and throughout. My students love them!

I made the poems into posters to put up in my room! We read My Promise and My School Pledge regularly to help my students do their best daily!

Poems included:
1. My Promise (includes writing activity & contract to sign)
2. Back to School (includes writing activity)
3 August Song (Use this if you start school in August)
4. September Song (Use this if you start school in September)
5. The Nicest Thing (Includes writing activity-making new friends)
6. My School Pledge (includes student contract to sign)
7. Cooperation (Excellent to review behavior for centers, etc.)
8. The Golden Rule (I have this up all year!)

10 things to do with these back to school poems:
1. Welcome your students to a new year with fun, appealing poetry!
2. Do shared reading from day one!
3. Use these poems to begin your poem journal, folder, book, etc.
4. Begin your poetry center!
5. Put them in a poetry folder for your students to enjoy!
6. Practice fluency!
7. Practice intonation!
8. Practice expression!
9. Practice, review, & teach rhyming, sight words, vowels, etc.
10. Have fun reading them over and over!

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Looking for More Common Core Resources?

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Sally Avalos
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Back to School Poems, Beginning of the Year Poems, First D
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Back to School Poems, Beginning of the Year Poems, First D