Each student has a poetry folder. This is a 3 prong folder.
These can be bought in an assortment of colors before school
starts for 10-20 cents apiece.

Click Poetry Folder Coverfor a poetry folder cover originally from ABC Teach. I changed the font and added
a place for students to write their name. You can paste it
onto the front of the poetry folder but I used it for the first
page in their folders. Then, students illustrate the outside
of the folder, so that they can easily recognize their own.

These can be kept in a tub for easy access.

Poems are monthly, seasonal, theme related, or student created.

Students can illustrate the space around the poems.
My poems are slightly skewed to the right to allow for punch holes.
These are already 3 hole punched, so they can put them
in their folders. Students can be shown how to do this right away
at the beginning of the year one-on-one with a para educator or
in a small group. It is worth the extra time to put this "ownership" on them.
Soon they can do it easily by themselves!

***You can have students number the poems as they put them in their folders.


Here is a Dr. Seuss cover page I made.
This cover idea was from Mrs. Childress ~ 2nd grade.
Dr. Seuss Poetry Cover
From a request, I made one with the word "folder" below.
Dr. Seuss Poetry Folder 2
Apple Poetry Folder
Apple Poetry Folder 2

Here are some poems for you to download. Thanks for your
interest in these. I will keep working on poems for each month.
I had these up on my old, old site and took them down for awhile.
Let me know if there are any particular ones you want.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Me Poem
My School Promise
Everybody Has a Name
Circle of Friends
First Grade Poem
Farm Alphabet
I Caught A Fish
I Caught A Fish/Poster
Watermelon ABC
Apples Poem
Apple Tree



OCTOBER
Colorful Friends
Five Little Pumpkins
Bats
Those Bats
Five Little Spiders
I Love Fall
I Love Fall Poster
Halloween Is Coming
Moon Game
OWL




NOVEMBER
I'm a Little Scarecrow
Pilgrim Poem
Hello Mr. Turkey



DECEMBER
Seasons Poem
Gingerbread Children
Christmas Wreath



JANUARY
Mittens
My Snowman
Penguin
Snowflakes
The Polar Bear

FEBRUARY
Is It True?
For My Valentine
Friendship
Snowman's Valentine
Valentine
Presidents Day

MARCH
Kites
Reader's Oath
LeprechaunPoem
Weather Ways


APRIL
April
Caterpillar Garden
Cloud Parade
Easter Bunny
Eggs
Our Earth
Rainbow Colors
Weather
Working On the Trash

MAY
Baby Animals
Bugs
BUGS,BUGS,BUGS
>BUGS,BUGS,BUGS poster
Five Busy Bees
I Love You More
I Love You More Poster
Summer's Here


The Walrus
The Walrus Poster
Come to the Zoo
Come to the Zoo Poster