Happy National Poetry Month! Thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party. Hey, don’t forget this Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Here are four short poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology your students can use, and here are loads more ideas for the day.
Today’s poem comes from?The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K-5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core
(Pomelo, 2013), edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.?It’s one of my favorite?anthologies to recommend to teachers because of its extraordinary range of poets/poems and its terrific and easy teaching tips.?Today’s poem is by Charles Waters, who just might be the?most enthusiastic children’s poet I’ve ever met online. He is everywhere–a writing machine. Except that machine doesn’t do justice to his fun and joy in poems. His poem “Sack Lunch” is from the Kindergarten section?of the book (Week 11: More Food).
Whole wheat oatmeal bread,
Homemade grape jelly,
Crunchy peanut butter–
A rumble in my belly.
Double chocolate cupcakes–
What a perfect snack!
Ten tiny carrot sticks?
I’d rather give that back.
–by Charles Waters, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: