Poetry Memorization

I love poems. I always have.

I have deliberated as to how to share that love iwth my kids. From my previous post you have seen that we incorporate a poem into our morning routine and it has been immensley fun to learn these simple poems together. THe kids love taking turns leading the poems as well.

I had been taking most of my poems from My Montessori Journey

and then tonight I came across this great resource and have selected Wise Old Owl for our next poem.

I do love the concept of having objects in the pocket chart or in a basket to help youngers remember the poem.

I have also found that devising hand motions with the children is a wonderful help in memorization. It's fun to say the poem and do the motions all together.

Here is the Owl Craft that we will do with the poem.