National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month! This week we'll be looking at different kinds of poems and trying our hand at writing them. Make sure to share any poems you write with your teacher!

Today’s Activities


 Today we’ll take a look at rhyming poems. Have you heard this poem before?

“Jack be nimble, Jack be quick? Jack jump over the candlestick.”

How about this one? “Little Miss Muffet / Sat on a Tuffet.”

Do you notice the rhyming pattern? This pattern is called Rhyming Couplets. Every “couple” of lines have rhyming words at the end. Nursery Rhymes often have Rhyming Couplets.

Here’s a poem about another famous poet!

Watch: Dr. Seuss – Putting Rhymes to Good Use then try your hand at writing a rhyming poem.

Leveled learning extension 1: Click on “question sets” to read the comprehension questions BEFORE you read the poem. You can click the “play” button to have the poem read aloud as you follow along.

Leveled learning extension 2: Use this adapted book to help you understand the poem. 

Brain Teasers!

Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with this worksheet to target foundational math skills!

Make your own Crystals!

Make your own crystals! Learn how you can make crystals with some common household ingredients!


Get Moving!

Have someone time you for 5 min. Collect as many rocks, leaves, or acorns as you can!

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