Each week I introduce a new poem. We will read it every day and use it during word work. For example, we may find words that start with…, or find the sight words from the word wall. This week we are working with the poem Way Down South. The kids really like it. Then, in the poetry center, students get out their poetry folder, which will have a copy of the poem in it, and they will draw the picture and sometimes do additional activities with the poem. For example, last week for Mary Wore A Red Dress, they had to circle the word RED with a red crayon. Curious minds want to know…do you have a POETRY center???