This week's Poem of the Week pack is actually a poem from my brand new pack: Quiet as a Mouse. Toward the end of the year, we do some fun activities to celebrate and to get us to the end of the year. One of these days is our "Quiet as a Mouse" day. For one morning, students are silent. I try to be silent too. I plan things that students can do on their own, read and follow directions for, or that require few directions. The incentive? Cheetos. For each time a student talks, a hole is punched in a card that lays on their desk throughout the silent time. (My silent time usually lasts the morning.) At the end of the morning, or whatever the time frame, students are given a snack bag of cheetos. However, for each talking punch in the card, he/she loses a Cheeto. I hand student their bag, open it and remove the number of Cheetos each "owes" me. My new pack includes the punch cards and a plethora of mouse themed activities you can do on just a day or make a themed week of it.
You can get your free copy of the weekly free poem pack here. It correlates with my free poetry task cards found here.