- A Year of Nature Poems (Wide Eyed Editions) includes timely poems for each month, including a celebration of spring daffodils for March.
- I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage (Lee & Low Books), compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins, shares authors’ and artists’ joyous childhood moments.
- The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog (Candlewick Press) has all kinds of handy advice, from meeting hedgehogs to riding bikes to catching poems.
One lucky teacher will win all three of these great books. To get in on our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, March 26, and let us know if you have a favorite poem (and if so, what it is). I’m hoping to find some inspiration! Congratulations to our lucky winner Carol!
Now check out this week’s literary freebies.
In The Writing Bee contest, a children’s author writes a chapter of a book, and grades 4 and 5 students write the next chapters. After several qualifying rounds, a winner is chosen. Register by March 31 to get in on the fun at thewritingbee.org.
Discover a new way for students to tell their stories with My Storybook. With this free service, kids create stories, upload images, and share their stories as published authors. See how it works at mystorybook.com.
Tap into a free collection of grade-appropriate texts for grades 3 and up in language arts, science, and social studies. Actively Learn materials are paired with activities, videos, and questions, too, to create a deep learning experience. Get started at activelylearn.com.
I do love Shel Silverstein’s wit, and as a kid I remember loving a book of poems that had a potato chip and a moon on the cover. I can’t wait to hear about your favorites!
PS: Alma in Chicago, Melani in Redondo Beach, Wendy in Quincy—these teachers and dozens more are recent winners in the Learning magazine WIN contests. Our next round of prize drawings is coming up soon; enter here.
PPS: Just found this free downloadable Shel Silverstein poetry kit: shelsilverstein.com/learning/poetry-month. I’m downloading mine!