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
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.
THE GIRL ON HER
MOVING WATER UNDER
NEVER LOUD SOFT
HARMONY OVER WINGS
A LITTLE TINY BOY.
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
Flowing ocean a
On a green forest.
A soft little boy
On cold water while
A velvety tiny star
And a little warm house
Becomes gigantic wings
That halts over treasure.
Unicorns unicorns through the
Air going everywhere
Pink and white and
Be my best friend
If I Owned a Bakery
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.