Freebie Kindergarten Weekly Poems

This year my kiddos will be introduced to one new poem/nursery rhyme each week!  I am SO excited about this!  The poems are all aligned each week to my close read curriculum map for this upcoming year!  You can view the map HERE.  It might be that I have not done true “themes” before, but I am so pumped to have our days flow in way that makes sense!  So many curriculums jump around and leave the kids dazed and confused…why sure we will talk about snow in August 😉 Okay, maybe it’s not THAT bad, but nothing is better than teacher created!

Once you get to the download below you will find a detailed pacing list for the poems.  There are 37 to choose from so feel free to switch them around to best fit YOUR classroom needs! I will introduce a new poem each Monday during morning meeting.  We will then review the poem each day for that week during our morning meets.  Then, we will move on to a new poem the following week.

 I will be displaying my poems on my smartboard so the kiddos can easily view the poem.  It will also allow be to use my marker to draw attention to the skills we are working on for that week.  If you don’t have a smartboard a simple printed version will work great as well!

Quick Tech Tip: To display these poems onto your smartboard or interactive whiteboard you will simply open up the file using Adobe Reader {which is standard}.  To view the poem full screen you will click “view” at the top, then select “full screen.”

I will also have a set of the poems printed for the students to have in the classroom library.  We all know that so many students come to school having this thought they don’t know how to read…when we know that reading is so much more than sitting down with a chapter book.  I feel that it’s my mission to show these kids that they CAN read!  By placing these poems in the classroom library they will be able to reference back to the poems we’ve covered…they will be experts and very proud of themselves!  Hey, I can read after all! 🙂

To create my printed version of the poems I printed the cover page on cardstock and laminated it along with a plain piece of cardstock for the back cover.  I then printed out the poems on standard copier paper.

Lastly, I bound the book together for the “wear and tear” ie. lovin’ the book will receive in the classroom library.

You can download the freebie poems by clicking below!  If you believe these will work for your classroom OR even better a fellow teacher send them this way to grab theirs!

Enjoy and happy teaching! 🙂


  1. Thank you for sharing! My kinders also do a poem a week, usually related to our theme. At the end of the week, we put the poems into our poetry notebooks/folders. I provide the poem for them to glue into their books, but I leave blanks where our sight word of the week should be and they fill it in (for example, Jack ____ Jill went up _____ hill).

  2. Thanks for sharing these Weekly Poems. It is surprising to see that children today do not know these rhymes and poems. Can't wait to try it out!

  3. You are a sweetheart for offering these on your blog! When I taught Kinder, I did a weekly nursery rhyme – but that was before I knew all about cute fonts and graphics. I am saving a copy to use in the future! Thanks!

  4. You are soooooo KIND!!! Thank you for sharing your work with us (me!!!). I am going to put them onto my Smart Board….as well as putting a printed copy into my reading area. I was wondering….when I printed it up it didn't include your cute cover page. Is it possible to get that as well (for my printed book). Thank you for ALL you do for ALL of us!! 🙂 Lynnette

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  6. Thank you so much! We are starting to send home a poetry notebook each week with our students and this helps us out a lot. Many of the weekly poems we looked at weren't at Kindergarten friendly as yours. I also did action research on using a poetry notebook and know the benefit of using one in the classroom and at home.

    Thanks so much for your hard work and willingness to share!

  7. Okay, I am blown away by your generosity here. These are PERFECT, and I can’t wait to use them in my kindergarten class, starting this week. I love the idea of putting them up on the smart board, too, so that all the kiddos can see them. I’m totally doing that.

    Thank you x a million!

  8. Can’t wait to use these! I also plan on giving the kids a smaller version for their notebooks. We will highlight letters/words and illustrate. Thanks!

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