Life isn’t fair – one the hardest lessons to learn for children and grown-ups alike! In this poem, the speaker narrates a series of minor household catastrophes that result in them receiving an unjust timeout. This piece provides a great opportunity for students in grades 2-4 to practice imitation, emotion, and Action-Reaction skills. You may also choose to integrate Language Arts by discussing cause-and-effect elements in the poem. We have included some step-by-by step delivery instructions to help you turn this poem into a full lesson.
To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses.