|Mrs. Merrill's "Golden Poetry Mailbox!"|
Instead of hearing, "You've got mail!" My students hear, "You've got a poem!"
A fun and unique way to introduce and present a new poem to your students is with a "golden mailbox!" A few years ago I purchased an inexpensive, ordinary, plastic mailbox at a home improvement store. I then spray painted it with glittery gold paint. The mailbox proudly sits in a prominent place in my classroom where everyone can see it. When the flag is up, it means that we have a new poem to read! It's so much fun to enter the classroom to see if "we've got a poem!"
Do you have a unique or interesting way in which you share new poems with kids? Please share your ideas!