Don't get me wrong, I love those "Lady that Swallowed Everything" and I always use "Five Little Pumpkins", but this year I wanted a new little story to use with my 1st graders. I also found some super cute candy-corn erasers (see previous post) at Target and I can't wait to use those.
So, I created a poem called, "The Night the Candy Corns Escaped." I know the firsties will love to figure out what happens. We can also pantomine and dramatize the words which will help them get ready for their Winter Program in December. The 'refrain' of the poem also incorporates rhythms the first graders are working on, so we'll get music reading practice too.
Here's the slides (instructions and printables are included in my Fall into Music set, but you are more than welcome to use what you see here):
I also included some printables to use (a rhythm worksheet, cards for matching the iconic representation to the real rhythm symbols) including this jar dictation sheet (we will use our erasers on this):