HOP TO IT: poems to get you moving

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Selected by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong
Illustrated by Franzi Paetzold
Publisher: Pomelo Books, 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1937057299
ISBN-10: 1937057291

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Need a break? Hop to it! The hundred poems in this book will get you moving from nose to toes! Climb like a cat, sign the phrase watch me, or do a binky rabbit dance. Discover fun facts such as why pigeons make good messengers, who invented jumping jacks, and how sleeping can help you learn a new language. You’ll find pandemic poetry about wearing masks and virtual learning—plus poems that inspire you to stand up and speak out. Stretch your body and your mind with a 30-second brain break!

HOP TO IT: POEMS TO GET YOU MOVING is an anthology of 100 new poems by 90 poets—with STEM and social studies connections, thematic mini-lessons, read aloud tips, and extensive back matter featuring useful activities to help maximize student learning and social-emotional development. Share a new poem or two each week of the school year and get kids thinking and moving as they read aloud their favorite poems using pantomime, sign language, and whole body movements—including deskercise. Take a 30-second indoor recess whenever you need it!

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