Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.
Sight word poems - Could change it up for Gr 1 by having the kids suggest their own animals (for all but the bee!) and draw or attach pictures to go with their ideas eg. I am not a walrus; I am not a bee; I am not an elephant; I am me!
A Classroom Poetry Peek into how one first grade teacher and her class celebrate poetry with a Poet-Tree along with a poem about a "Worm's Wish." April is Poetry Month - From The Poem Farm, a site full of poems and poem mini lessons and poetry