Crumbs on the chair, mud on the stairs, leaves in your hair... There’s no better way to drive your Mom up the wall! This whimsical poem tells the story of a kid who is grounded for making a huge mess. Filled with fun opportunities for imitation, this poem is the perfect way for students in grades 1-4 to practice emotions, body objects and collaboration skills. You can also choose to integrate Character Education by discussing responsibility, or Language Arts by focusing on the conflict/resolution in the poem. We have included some step-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.