Actually, I shouldn't claim today's FREEBIE, as it isn't from me...I'm just passing it along!
The ever-fabulous, Diana, who created my blog has created some FREE social media buttons to use on your blogs! Here's a look at all of the ones included in the download....
Now, I'm linking up with the Fabulous Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her linky....
I'm going to have a GREAT new "tried it" idea next week (because I'm borrowing it from another blogger and testing it out in my room this week), but for this week I just have a fun little ditty....
We're working on Poetry right now. We're reading it. We're writing it. They're even listening to it.
Our current read-aloud was chosen for this particular reason.
Gooney Bird Greene is one of the first chapter book read-alouds I use in second grade. They love her. She IS absurd!
In this follow-up book, Gooney's class is learning about Poetry....they write Haikus, Couplets...my kiddos can relate. But, Gooney Bird....well, just look at the cover.
Yes, that is underpants on her head. Well, they used to be underpants. Now, they're a "two ponytail hat." Gooney thinks that this warms up her brain and helps her to be a better writer/poet. The rest of her class ends up bringing in "odd hats" (head warmers) to help warm up their brains, too!
So, once we get to this part (tomorrow), I'll invite my kiddos to bring in "odd hats" (head warmers) to wear while we write poetry. I "tried it" the last couple of years and they ATE IT UP!
Seriously....they swore by it. Who knows? Maybe we'll start a new trend. Of course, I made a strict rule about "no underpants." I don't think those would have helped at all. ;) And, luckily it's always chilly in my classroom.
We'll see what this year's batch brings in. Anything to get those poetry juices flowing, right?!