Have you ever been tempted to try and mail yourself all the way to grandma’s house? In this entertaining and goofy poem, a kid does exactly that... with mixed results! This poem provides a perfect opportunity for students in grades 1-5 to practice imitation, emotions, and Action/Reaction skills. You may also choose to integrate Language Arts learning by discussing story elements or cause and effect. We have included some step-by-step 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.