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Holiday Poetry
Poetry/reading/Writing Talk to your librarian about getting extra holiday poetry books for your room and share poems daily. Read the one below together and then ask the kids to write a poem of their own about the upcoming holiday.

Holiday Cheer

by Heidi Bee Roemer

Christmas carols,
Crisp, white snow.
Stockings hanging
in a row.

Plate of cookies,
Pile of toys.
Giggly girls
and wiggly boys.

Flickering candles,
Glistening tree.
Here's a gift...
to you from me.

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