Isn’t teaching Kindergarten just magical? I think so! I LOVE to watch their little faces light up as they have success re-reading a familiar poem/chant. I try to give them lots of opportunities for success and use fun pointers too! I included some real photos to go along with the various chants. I use these poems during the first weeks of Kindergarten to set the tone for a love of reading and word work. In this packet, you will find the following chants and word work/poetry journals:
Goodnight (Use this poem by Linda Hoyt as a companion to GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown)
Rosie’s Walk (Use with the companion book Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchens. I adore this book because it’s a great introduction to the use of prepositions in writing.
Hattie’s Friends (Use with the companion book, Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox).
Our Clothes (This is an independent poem sung to the tune of Mary Wore Her Red Dress). My students enjoy interacting with this text and re-building it in the Poetry Center.
Kindergarten (This is another independent poem taken from Fontes and Pinnell’s work) It’s a super cute poem that students can use to consider action verbs involved in Kindergarten.