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This Book is You ––– Library Poems @Darwin

This week, we tour a magical library in our minds! We began by envisioning an enchanted and massive library, and then we read a poem that takes place inside the […]

I Used to Be Sand But Now I Am a Pearl ––– Poems @ Darwin

For our final writing week, the students reflect on how they’ve changed: over their lives, this year, in writing, in silly ways, and just about everything else! Ms. Garcia 2nd […]

It Doesn’t Change Me –– Leadership Poems 💪 @ Darwin Elementary

This week in poetry: leadership! Darwin Elementary teaches leadership qualities at every grade level. As the school got ready for a leadership writing contest, the 2nd grade teachers asked if we […]

Poetry Feels Like Letters Dancing in the Sky –– Ars Poetica @ Darwin

This week the students wrote their very own Ars Poetica. Now quite a few weeks into their residency, its time for these poets to let us know what poetry is […]

Pink is Like a Thousand Flowers in the Spring –– Color Poems @ Darwin

This week the 2nd graders continued their poetic personification. Today’s poem: personify a color! Enjoy: Ms. Palacios 2nd Grade Silver’s Day Sophia R. Silver is nice and gray. Silver is […]

The Cloud Do Not Cry Instead He Rains –– Object Poems @ Darwin

Ms. Palacios 2nd Grade Sharks Angel F. Sharks live in the water. Sharks eat fish. Sharks have babies. Sharks care their babies to not get kill. Sharks tell me to […]

I am the wind through the sky — Delight Songs @ Darwin Elementary

This week we read, The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee, by N. Scott Momaday. I asked the students how different elements of nature could be used to describe their own emotions and […]

What Is It Like To Be Roared At?!

This week at Darwin Elementary! The second graders read Blake’s, Tyger, and considered his metaphor–that a tiger is so powerful, it seems as if it was made in a metal forge. […]

Sleepy Poems @ Darwin

This week we read Li Po’s “Quiet Night Thoughts,” a great poem for setting a scene and sharing one’s quiet thoughts. Enjoy! Ms. Garcia 2nd Grade Untitled Christopher R. yo […]

I Relax With The Wind: Odes to Place @ Darwin Elementary

This week we read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda, both in its original Spanish, and translated into English. Students wrote about a beautiful place that makes them feel […]