Poetry Friday: Showing the Poetry Postcard Love

IMG_1077Thank you Karen for hosting Poetry Friday.

Congratulations to Bridget Magee, Gail Aldous, Brenda Davis Harsham, Molly Hogan, and our Poetry Friday Host, Karen Edmisten. Please email me with your addresses so I can mail you a copy of HERE WE GO by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell.

Aren’t these awesome?  These are the post cards I received in January.  They really made my month brighter.

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And it’s that time again…get ready for the NINTH Annual Student Poetry Postcard Event coming in April.
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Would you like to receive one?  Sign up HERE:

National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 14/30

Izaiah

Strong, Shoshone, Sacagawea
I am as brave as a bear
Steady, ready, and stable and ready for trouble
I am Captain Clark’s Admirer
Confident, Courageous, Scout

Katelyn M.
4th grade

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Lewis loves lemons
I am a brave as a lion
I jump off a cliff
Lewis had a dog named Seaman
Lewis loves lemons

Kylie W.
4th grade

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Strong, Shoshone Sacagawea
I am as smart as a dolphin
Ran, jumped and ran away
Am the expedition’s guide
Smart, courageous Native American

Kadence B.
4th grade

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Sacagawea
Smart, strong, Sacagawea.
I am as brave as a stealthy fox.
Sneaky, quiet, throws for prey.
Sacagawea has a crush on Clark.
Kind, amazing, Sacagawea.

Alaina K.
4th grade

 

National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 13/30

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valin

Sadness

Sadness is black & blue
Sadness sounds like stiff silence
Sadness tastes like an icy cold wind
Sadness smells like hard bitterness
Sadness looks like a black, barren wilderness   
Sadness feels like like empty nothingness

Ciara M.
5th grade

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Snow                         

snow drifts gracefully
from the sky it falls slowly
it brings joy to me

Tiereny P.
5th grade

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Kittens
fuzzy and cute
Playing, jumping, meowing
They are cuddly and fluffy
Kitty

Alex B.
5th grade

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My life is like playing football
My eyes are like clouds
My brothers are loud
My heart holds happiness
That is green as a color pencil
I live in ps3
And eat games.

Alexis T.
5th grade

National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 12/30

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Jeremiah

Oops….I hit publish instead schedule…enjoy this preview.  More later.

I am a tough bottlenose dolphin.
I am as warm-blooded as a human.
I work in a group to catch prey.
Tough Tursiops Truncatus.

Ariana
3rd grade

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I am a blue jay
I live in forests
In America
I sample bird eggs
My parents will
Work together
To defend
The nest

Andrew D.
3rd grade
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I am a colorful toucan.
I am as thin as a rabbit.
I fly in the sky.
I travel in groups called flocks
I am mostly hollow.

Alexis
3rd grade

National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 11/30

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I just love what they fourth graders did with these “deeper thinking” poems.

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What does Amiri Baraka know?
Amiri Baraka knows the sound of black music
He knows the smell of fresh air
He knows the taste of adventure
He sees every one staring at him in the crowd

What does Amiri Baraka know?
Amiri Baraka knows the sound of people
He knows the smell of the big wind breezes
He knows the feel of him selecting the poems
He knows the taste of spice
He sees the world

Elizabeth V.
4th grade

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Thank you Elizabeth for introducing me to this poet.
What does Booker T. Washington know?
he knows the sound of silent students
he knows the smell of sweating guys
he knows the feel of hard work and pain

Nevaeh C.
4th grade

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What does Stevie Wonder know?
he knows the sound of the piano
he knows the feel of the
he knows the sound of music

Jacob S.
4th grade

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What does W.E.B Du Bois know?
W.E.B Du Bois knows the sound of crowds
knows the feel of segregation
sees the Niagara Movement

What does W.E.B Du Bois know?
knows the sound of pain
knows the feel of medals
knows the taste of freedom

Jovani G.
4th grade

National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 9/30

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Third grade researched animals on World Book and then wrote poems.

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twisting head owl                                                                          .
I am as fluffy as a dog as I move through the forest
I strike as fast as a cheetah
I eat small mammals, birds, and insects
cool strix occidentalis.

Peighton S.
3rd grade

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Fluffy cat
I am as fluffy as a fur coat
I sneak slowly swift
cats use their sensitive whiskers to help them sense their surroundings in the dark
Furry cat

Morgan S.
3rd grade

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National Poetry Month, Celebrating Student Work 8/30

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Today Poetry Friday is hosted by Laura at Writing the World for Kids.

Today’s poems are the result of studying the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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Brave, bad Charbonneau
I am strong as a bear
Shooting, firing and yelling at the bear
Charbonneau is Sacagawea’s husband
Courageous, strong, mean

Theodore F.
4th grade

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Clark, Strong, Confident, Clever
Jumping, Clever, Leaping, Smart
Jumping, Running Clark
Confident Clark

Alan S.
4th grade

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Clever, courageous Clark.
I am as fast as a cougar.
I ran, shot, and paddled away from shore.
Clark makes maps and follows currents, loves Sacagawea.
Sneaky, wealthy, hero.

Mackenzie H.
4th grade

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Clever, courageous Clark
I am strong as a grizzly bear
I jump, run from grizzly bears
I am William Clark and I make maps
Curious Captain Clark

Ethan K.
4th grade
Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.