My Words
April is National Poetry Month! My Words. One of the most important ideas about poetry is that it is a way to express what YOU think and feel.

Today’s Activities

Watch & Read

Check out these videos of kids performing poems that they wrote.

Notice the rhythm of the words they are saying. Slam poetry is a form of poetry that is spoken from the heart about an experience or feeling that the speaker knows. It doesn’t have to rhyme, but it usually has a rhythm that sounds good when spoken.

Choose a topic that is important to you and write about it. Some ideas are friendship, bullying, kindness, recycling, hamburgers, pets… something you care about! Let the words flow. Then, find someone you trust to read it to. You’re a poet!

Brain Teasers!

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! 

Think Like a Scientist

Think like a Scientist. Explore making observations with this BrainPOP Jr. video.

Get moving!

Jump to It! Got a jump rope? Challenge yourself to see how many of these tricks you can master.

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