Messy Room

The picture doesn’t match the poem, but it could be inspiring when students are writing their own Messy Room Extreme Writing. Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky …

When Daddy Fell Into the Pond

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey. We had nothing to do and nothing to say. We were nearing the end of a dismal day, And then there seemed to be nothing beyond, Then Daddy fell into the pond! And everyone’s face grew merry and bright, And Timothy danced for sheer …

Be a Peanuts Character

There are steps to this one:  Form groups of 4-5. Explain that one of the reasons we love cartoon characters is that we kind of recognize something of ourself in them. That is, sometimes we are not neat, sometimes we are creative, sometimes we are hard working, sometimes we like …