Friday, January 6, 2012


One of my favorite scenes in THE POLAR EXPRESS is when they are serving hot chocolate on the train!  Ahhh!  The smell and simple pleasure from a cup of hot chocolate!

Well, here’s a way to stir a lasting memory and love of poetry in children with a cup of hot chocolate.  Ask each parent to send in a box of instant hot chocolate and an old coffee mug.  End each Friday with a “Hot Chocolate Poetry CafĂ©.”  The children can empty a packet in their cup and then the teacher can add hot water.  Mix it up and get ready to enjoy some poems, a story, and perhaps a song as you sip and smile!

Talk about multi-sensory learning!