I like to plug in nursery rhymes
whenever they fit into the current theme that we are working on.
For example, in April, when we’re studying about weather, particularly rain, my students enjoy learning “The Eensy Weensy Spider”
, while “Humpty Dumpty”
goes along perfectly with our study of eggs and the Life Cycle of a Chicken activities.
My students not only enjoy the rhymes
, many of which also have a musical melody, but nursery rhymes are a quick, easy & fun
way to practice a variety of standards
, especially word work
and transitional writing
, as well as sequencing
& retelling a story.
With that in mind, I designed these “Here’s What Happened”
* There’s a blank
page with just the matching border, so students can complete the prompt any way they want.
* There’s also a worksheet
which includes the transitional words: first, then, next & finally
, which helps break things down a bit, while practicing summarizing beginning, middle & end
* I’ve also included a nursery rhyme poster-poem/anchor chart
, which you can read as a whole group, then later, display in the center of a bulletin board
, which features your students’ completed work.
So you can quickly & easily make an example to share, colorful templates are provided, as well as black & white
patterns for students.
I’ve included my completed “Humpty Dumpty” example to help explain things.
The 10 Nursery Rhymes
1. Baa Baa Black Sheep
2. Eensy Weensy Spider
3. Hey Diddle Diddle
4. Hickory Dickory Dock
5. Humpty Dumpty
6. Jack & Jill
7. Little Miss Muffet
8. Mary Had a Little Lamb
9. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
10. Three Blind Mice
I’m Diane from Teach With Me. Here’s hoping your kiddos enjoy “nursery rhyme time”
as much as mine do.
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