Do you teach your students songs/poems? Do your students have their very own copy of the songs/poems you teach them?
This parent letter explains how the poetry/song collection notebook works. At the beginning of the year, after focusing on a song/poem, give each child a copy to place in a notebook. On Friday, send the notebook home for weekend homework. Don't forget to add this parent letter in the front of each notebook. It clearly explains the purpose of the poetry/song notebook and gives many ideas on how to use it.