Watch out! This poem may just give your students ideas about how NOT to use the US Postal Service. Students in grades 1-4 can practice collaboration, imitation, and body object skills by working together to tell the tale of a mischievous older sibling who puts their little brother in a package and tries to mail him away. We have also included some recommended 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.