Grade 3 Students Embrace Their Inner Poets

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Grade 3 students have been learning the basics of writing poetry all term. Each week, as they learn more and more about poetry, they create a poem in their Writer’s Notebook. The students learned about the do’s and don’ts of poetry – a poem needs to have a focus; it doesn’t have to rhyme; it needs rich, descriptive language – as well as learning how to use good adjectives, repetition and the look of a poem.

Last week, each Grade 3 student had a chance to read one of their poems in front of the whole Junior School and parents, to share their creativity, hard work and what they’ve learned about writing poetry.

Above and below, you can read through some of the great poems our Grade 3 students wrote and presented.

The Blue Sky
by Michael 

The Blue Sky dancing in the wind
The Blue Sky floating with the clouds
The Blue Sky passing through the trees
The Blue Sky watching … everything.
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QUIET
by Allie

THE GIRL ON HER
SHIMMERING
STILL OCEAN
SLEEPS SILENT
FLOWING GIGANTIC
MOVING WATER UNDER
VELVETY TREASURE
NEVER LOUD SOFT
HARMONY OVER WINGS
A LITTLE TINY BOY.
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Cottage Peas
by Patrick

Grade 3 kids like cottage cheese and peas but none of them like their cottage peas
They like eating chickens they eat blue cheese but none of them like their cottage peas
They eat math paper and gaze at h.2.o vapour but none of them like their cottage peas
They like the name of the plane the Air Bus Beluga and they like the animal beluga but not those cottage peas
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Calm
by Jennifer

Flowing ocean a
Girl waiting
On a green forest.
A soft little boy
Sleeps while
Shimmering silent
Harmony floats
On cold water while
A velvety tiny star
And a little warm house
Becomes gigantic wings
That halts over treasure.
____

Unicorns
by Maxx

Unicorns unicorns through the
Air going everywhere
Pink and white and
Be my best friend
Unicorn
____

If I Owned a Bakery
by Maggie

If I owned a bakery
I would paint it white
I would open the windows
So it would be open and light
I would make sure that my angel food cake
Is the fluffiest in town
and by sunset
I would shut the bakery down
I would bake all the cakes
And all the cookies too
And I would make sure that my mochas are delicious
Then I would lick my fingers
Grab my backpack lock up and go

See photos of the students performing their poems on the SMUS Photo Gallery.

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Kyle Slavin
Kyle Slavin is the school's storyteller. Through words and photos, he shares with the community all the amazing things that happen on campus.

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