the poem "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. It can be found inside his "Where the Sidewalk Ends" book. It is a really funny poem about a boy who is given a dollar by his dad. He then takes the dollar and trades it for coins. Each trade increases the number of coins he has, but decreases the value of money in his hand (which he does not realize). By the end of the poem, he is really proud of himself for having turned his one dollar into five pennies.
This book is a great overview of the different parts of the body and how they all work together. My students really seem to enjoy the illustrations. In the end Sweeney highlights how our bodies are very much the same, yet we are all different. What a nice message.
volume is a skill that I like to touch on at the end of the year. This book is just hilarious! Frank loves to calculate things and tries to figure out silly facts like how many whales it would take to fill up his house. With its quirky humor, this book will have your students laughing for sure and when they get confused about volume, just ask them, "Remember Frank?".
This book has 20 different poems written by famous poets (like Carl Sandburg). They are all about precipitation. They're divided up by season, too so it's great to teach about the changing of the seasons and what precipitation is like.