A Page from the Library
Springtime Resources from the D105 Library Team
Don't Bring Camels in the Classroom
by Kenn NesbittDon't bring camels in the classroom.
Don't bring scorpions to school.
Don't bring rhinos, rats, or reindeer.
Don't bring mice or moose or mule.
Pull your penguin off the playground.
Put your python in a tree.
Place your platypus wherever
you think platypi should be.
Lose your leopard and your lemur.
Leave your llama and your leech.
Take your tiger, toad, and toucan
anywhere but where they teach.
Send your wombat and your weasel
with your wasp and wolverine.
Hide your hedgehog and hyena
where you're sure they won't be seen.
Please get rid of your gorilla.
Please kick out your kangaroo.
No, the teacher didn't mean it
when she called the class a "zoo."
Here are some great poetry resources:
http://goo.gl/dS8Iuy - Poems and questions for each grade level -
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/lesson-plans - Lesson plans for teaching poetry
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem-day - Sign up for a poem a day.
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/anthology/poems-children - Sift through poems for kids
http://storyit.com/Classics/JustPoems/ - Poems for kids
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/downloads/BHM_Elementary.pdf - Poems and questions for elementary teachers
http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/poetry-writing-lessons/ - Teaching songs and poems
Common Sense Media - Internet Safety
Here is a link to 5 myths and truths about kids and internet safety:
Earth Day and Arbor Day
Arbor Day teaching resources: