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Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

Winter Poems for Shared Reading!

December 1 Deedee 2 min read
Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading while having FUN!
Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!     
What does research say? Research has shown that poetry is a natural way to teach phonics skills, fluency, and engage students in language.  When students are motivated they want to explore more!
 
Source:  Rasinski, T.V., Rupley, W.H., & Nichols, W.D (2012) Phonics and fluency practice with Poetry:  Tapping the power of rhyming verse to improve students’ recognition, automaticity, and prosody – and help them become successful readers. New York, NY: Scholastic

Winter Poems for Kindergarten:  December and January

When winter comes in kindergarten, something magical happens.  Students seem to come back from the winter break and they have grown… both in size and in their independence.  But one thing they still love is our weekly poem.  Let me share a few of our winter poems.

Goodness, gracious!  We are singing this Gingerbread Man poem in the halls all the way up to May.  So when we put it in as a station, they are thrilled!

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

Winter Poems for Kindergarten: Center Activity

 So when we put it in as a station, they are thrilled!  Students work together to put the poem back in order!

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun! Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

They can also highlight certain sight words that they know.  These poems are recorded (can you see the iPhone?)  Students can scan a QR code to listen to the song while they are reconstructing it!

Here is another poem that has been moved into a center activity.

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

The songbook sits right next to Poetry Station so students can scan the QR code and listen to the poem!  EASY!

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

Winter Poems for Kindergarten: Videos too!

There are times when we put the video on and they sing along as well.  It is a fun way to start our mornings!  Those repeated opportunities to see and read (sing) these poems reinforce fluency and prosody.

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

You can find these poems by following the links below.  I have two sets since some teachers have looped with their class and they wanted to have a new set of poems:

Read more about Poetry in these links:

Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Focus on fluency while having fun!

 

19 Comments

  • Kristen December 1 at 8:46 pm

    I love it Deedee, you are SO thorough!

  • Mrs. Saoud December 1 at 8:52 pm

    Looks like a fun week!

  • Rachelle December 1 at 10:01 pm

    MWAHHHHH!!!!! Thanks for the shout out!!!!! I love your December Poetry Stations!!!!

  • Jennifer Vukosic December 1 at 11:29 pm

    Looks great, but I get a message that I have to have permission to access. Help!!

    Jen
    [email protected]

  • Dearmswong December 2 at 1:05 am

    Yes, I also got a message that I needed permission to access the peek-at-week plans. Never encountered that before. ๐Ÿ™ How can I get your awesome plans?

    Priscilla
    [email protected]

  • LindsayB December 2 at 2:02 am

    I'm having the same problem with accessing the peek-at-week plans. Thanks, I love your stuff!

  • Deedee December 2 at 3:15 am

    So Sorry!!! I fixed the link! EEKK!

  • Kelly December 2 at 6:18 am

    I didn't realize you could use your Overhead Station for the Promethean Board…so cool…just added to my wishlist! I purchased your December poetry pack and can't wait to use the gingerbread poem next week….thanks for your great products.

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

    • Deedee December 2 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Kelly… yes, I print the pages on white paper and have the students lay them under the document camera. Then I open the Promethean program and set it to transparent.

      If I get my act together, I just might scan the documents into the program directly…Ha!

  • Teaching Fabulous Firsties! December 2 at 4:07 am

    Deedee,
    Once again, your Writing Work Stations are a hit with my kids! They were rather peeved when I didn't get the December ones up yet (due to a dead laminating machine)! So, thanks for your great work!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  • traci527 December 2 at 3:59 pm

    DeeDee,

    I am a first year teacher…trying to figure out literacy stations. I printed your station cards yesterday(I love how you have smaller groups…and flip the stations I never would have thought about doing that). I also bought your I can station cards which are a revelation to me as well. I would have never thought to give specific tasks at big book, library, and poetry! Wahooooo! I am so excited about finally giving meaning to my stations! I believe its going to give me time for my small groups…which has been lacking because I have had such trouble keeping them on task without a good system.

    I do have a question. Do you switch stations weekly? or a longer roation? I have 22 students and to do 2 to a station it would seem that it would need to be longer to get everyone through each station.

    I have your writing station (my kids love it!) and just bought your stamping station. I am looking at your games too. I have to work on bringing in one thing at a time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing!
    Traci

    • Deedee December 2 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Traci, I am so glad you are finding my resources helpful.

      I do rotate some stations weekly and some (like the games where I want them to repeatedly practice something) stay longer. I also don't rotate EVERYthing on a Monday (as you can see from my poetry/pocket chart station). I try to keep the tasks familiar and just swap out the materials. This allows me to work with my groups.

  • traci527 December 2 at 4:45 pm

    I saw somewhere you only do 15-20 minutes per activity. I guess I am just thinking if I have the stamping station out, I want everyone to have a turn at it. If I do groups of two that would take more than one week to get everyone through that page. Am I missing something? Traci

  • Ms. C December 2 at 8:31 pm

    Love all of your stuff – especially your writing workshop! I'm a big Katie Wood Ray fan ๐Ÿ™‚ You may like the conferencing forms I use during Writer's Workshop – check them out here : http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Workshop-Conference-Notes (for free!)

  • KinderKapers December 2 at 6:00 pm

    Once again…LOVE it!!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

  • Teacher and Life Long Learner December 4 at 1:44 am

    Your wealth of knowledge and your kind heart to share all your items is remarkable! THANKS AND STOP BY ANYTIME!

  • Heather's Heart December 6 at 2:08 am

    You are amazing Deedee! I love coming to visit you! I just shared some Christmas poetry *freebies*…I would love for you to come and check them out if you get the chance. My kiddos always love the Polar Express song/poem and Hello Santa. They will still be singing/reading Hello Santa in May!!! Lol! =)

    Blessings,

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

  • Felicia Schindler December 12 at 7:25 pm

    I homeschool and my kids love the poetry stations! We do them together! They loved the Winter's Here Poem (they sing it all day) and now we are the Gingerbread Man poem and I can not get the get the tune right to that poem for the life of me. Can you, maybe…..record you or your class singing it so we can get it right?
    Thank you

    • Deedee December 13 at 12:11 am

      Oh! My! Word! You have no idea the horror you are about to experience! I have had a cold for a few weeks and I have lost my voice. But I will do it tomorrow with my class! Ha! Will you email me? [email protected]

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