Student Poetry Month: Inanimate Object Poem Week

I interviewed Laura Purdie Salas about her new book IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT in March. That interview is HERE.

Then I had an opportunity to work with a fourth grade class. We made a list of all the inanimate objects in the classrooms. I am featuring their poems all week.

I left my keys at the house
they are as lost as my heart
I’m scared of my house
I can stay in my car
or a chair


Ruling rulers
we always rule the classroom
measure, hit, compare
We help you with your homework
Ruling, radiant runner


Lost and forgotten marker
I am as leaky as a river coming into the sea
overused, gross, ugly
we chucked you in the trash
yucky, unneeded, broken marker