Poetry Notebook: September Songs, Poems, and Rhymes

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K - 2nd
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  1. We at Nellie Edge Kindergarten believe ALL children deserve oral language and reading fluency with familiar songs, poems, and rhymes. >> How to Give students the gift of “I Can Read” Anthology Notebooks <<"... poetry, the most exquisite language we speak, to help children internalize th
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What's included in September Poetry Notebook?

  • Beautiful 40-page photo essay featuring poetry in the lives of children
  • 33 traditional and copyright-secured poems, rhymes, and songs
  • Poetry lessons
  • Examples from exemplary classrooms
  • Directions to build each child’s Poetry Anthology Notebook
  • Ways to invite parent involvement

This collection of poems and songs is available in two formats:

  1. Enlarged print for emergent readers
  2. Smaller print for primary readers


Reading Is Fun! (Learn this spelling chant! Use QR code to hear the audio from Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read!) often illustrated as Poetry Notebook cover

Sunflower Children

Fall Is Coming

Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Plums (2 versions)

L-o-v-e Spells Love (Spelling song with QR Code)

M-o-m Spells Mom (Spelling song with QR Code)

Pink Heart Words and Pink Heart Word Sentences

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear

Hello Neighbor, What Do You Say?

Hola Mis Amigos/Hello My Friends

Adios Amigos/Good-bye My Friend

Pledge Allegiance/Juramento a La Bandera

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (traditional and adapted)

See You Later, Alligator

Touch your Head

The Wheels on the Bus

The More We Get Together

I Can! C-a-n (2 versions Learn song with QR Code)

ABC Song

ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! Family Chart

ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! ABC Phonics Fluency Practice

“I” Chant (Chant with QR Code)

I always Start My Letters at the Top (Song with QR Code)

Wrinkled Heart (Before You Speak)

Algy Met a Bear

The Eensy Weensy Spider

Helper of the Day Song: Name Writing Practice (Song with QR Code)

Jack Be Nimble (Name Writing Practice)

I Like Stars (2 versions)

Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Hickety Tickety Bumblebee

Willabee Wallabee Woo

Language is the foundation for all thinking, learning, communication, and literacy. Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously while joyfully singing and dramatizing songs and chanting rhymes is a multisensory learning strategy that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It builds community and is memorable, engaging, and incorporates a host of “best practices.”

Your (growing) “I Can Read” Poetry and Song Bundle will soon have over 200 traditional and copyright-secured poems, songs, and rhymes that are worthy of children’s time and creative energy. (All children's art and photos are posted with parental permission and copyrighted to NellieEdge.com.) We encourage you to bring back the out loud culture: Choose the rhymes from our monthly collections that you delight in and that fit your curriculum themes!

  • Enjoy reciting, singing, dramatizing, and signing the language with your students.
  • Invite students to personalize the language with art.
  • Provide shared reading experiences where all children feel successful.
  • Send the notebooks home regularly for oral language rehearsal and reading fluency practice.
  • Peruse the attached photo essay documenting some of the amazing work from kindergarten teachers who value authentic language learning rich in arts and deep science connections.
  • You may be inspired to make these best practices routine in your classroom!

"I Can Read" pages are included in two formats: Larger print for emergent readers, and primary print with borders.

Table of Contents:

Stories of Poetry in the Lives of Children

Sunflower Children in September: Poetry, Art, and Connections to Nature

Unique Features of Shared Poetry

Exploring the Poetry of Falling Leaves

Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Plums: Teach Familiar Cultural Sequences

Pledge of Allegiance: Repeated Reading Builds Fluency

Bugs: Notebooks Go Home Regularly to Share with Families

Students Practice Reading ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read!

New “I Can Read” Pages are Added Every Week

Fall “I Can Read” Notebook Samples from Katie Nelson

Songs and Rhymes for a Rainy Day

Reading is Fun: Mia’s “I Can Read” Notebook Is a Treasure!

Students Use Speech Bubbles to Illustrate “Baby Birdie” Song

Information Study: “All About Flamingos” Song

Conner’s Pages: Students Learn to Write Page Numbers

Jagger’s Pages: Integrate Science, Sight Words, Family Connections

New Song Is Spontaneously Introduced

Story of Student Success from Karen Tannehill

“I Like to Read” End of Year Ritual

Choose Language that Is Worthy of Children

Full Page Exemplars: What does Quality Work Look Like?

Welcome to Kindergarten Poster and Student Exemplars

T-h-e Pages: Fancy Up Your Page—Every Illustration is Unique

Parent Letters, Poetry & Song Lessons, Research, and Curriculum Connections

Parent Letters: Kindergarten and Primary

How to Use the Neurological Impress Method of Guided Reading

Engage Children in the Memorable Language of Poetry

“I Can Read” Notebook Directions

Common Core Connections and English Learners

Parent Comments Page

Sample Table of Contents

33 Poems and Songs to Begin On

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


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