Poetry Friday: It’s That Time of Year

Poetry Friday is held at Mainely Write with Donna.


Students began writing poems this week in preparation for National Poetry Month.  What I love most is integrating what students are learning in the classroom.  Third graders are researching animals.  Fifth graders are writing a variety of poems.  Here’s a sneak peak:

mysterious killer whale
I am as ferocious as a tiger shark
I hunt in a group.
I take down whales bigger than me.
I live up to 30 to 50 years
I’m a ferocious orcinus orca.

Luke M., 3rd grade


Scared is white like the ghost you just saw.
It sounds like people screaming like the ones around you.
It tastes bitter like the burnt popcorn you’re eating whale watching that horror movie.
It smells like the thick fog in the graveyard that you’re walking in.
It looks like five faceless ghosts surrounding you… like they are right now!
It makes me feel powerless… like you are now.

Morgan S., 5th grade

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Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.