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Perfekshun

Last week, we read and discussed Carrie Fountain‘s “Theory of Perfection.” One of the first things we did was define theory; I then asked if it was really possible to be ‘perfect’? Most likely, this is a word students hear quite a bit, so their thoughts on the subject were interesting. As we looked more closely at the poem, we also defined etiquette, and I asked if that was something that could be taught, as the woman in the poem apparently teaches classes in it. The students were very interested in why the woman was throwing a pen down over and over again, so the girls (her students?) in the poem “would have a chance / to practice” picking it up. Is there a ‘perfect’ way to pick up a pen or pencil? If so, what would that be? Some even dropped theirs on purpose while they thought about it.

The poems students finally wrote were in response to the concept of perfection. Check ’em out!

Mrs. Carlson, 4th Grade

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Carina B.

Nobody
is
perfect

Nothing
is
perfect

TVs
aren’t
perfect

Seals
aren’t
perfect

Wiis
aren’t
perfect

People
aren’t
perfect

bullies
aren’t
perfect

We
all
have
flaws

Nothing
is
perfect

computers
aren’t
perfect

NOTHING
IS
PERFECT

Boys
aren’t
perfect

Girls
aren’t
perfect

penguins
aren’t
perfect

captions
aren’t
perfect

teams
aren’t
perfect

games
aren’t
perfect

Nobody
is
perfect

Nothing
is
perfect

The
internet
isn’t
perfect

pens
aren’t
perfect

erasable pens
aren’t
perfect

hackers
aren’t
perfect

continents
aren’t
perfect

fruit
isn’t
perfect

folders
aren’t
perfect

Nothing
is
perfect

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Karsten E.

Nothing is Perfect.
Nobody is perfect.
Not even Donald Trump.

Mr. Perfection is a myth
Mercedes’® Pursuit of Perfection is not real
GOT IT!

Drop the Mic

Perfection
Jayden I.

Poise. Confidence. Perfection. PCP. Don’t slouch. Don’t
make rude gestures. Say washroom instead
of bathroom. SRW. This was a waste
of time because
NO ONE
CAN BE
PERFECT
(with the exception
of the Cubs).

The Perfectionism Theory
Aadi K.

The theory for
perfection is
P = ep x 2

P for perfection
e for etiquette
p for patience
x2 for double the amount of work.

P.S. This might not work. The chances of it
working are 1/1,000,000

Perfect
Carter M.

Perfection everything most family
lie on

to get into Whitney you have to
be perfect or do you?
To have a perfect life
you have to be perfect or do you?

Perfect
perfect
don’t say bruh! Say hello
don’t say perfect say unperfect

Everybody everywhere always
wants to be Perfect no matter
what they say

perfect

Mrs. Rupp, 4th Grade

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Tai C.

I think basketball
is perfect to me
because it is fun
and it helps me
stay aggressive.

Perfection
Nathan D.

Perfection is perfect
like the moon which
is yet imperfect.

Perfection is perfect
like the sun which
is yet imperfect.

Perfection is perfect
like no one is.

(Un) Perfection
Lennox G.

Perfect should not
be used as a word
daily (or ever).

If I could, I would
make a city forbidding
perfection.

It would be called
(Un) Perfection,
where nobody is
you know what.

Perfection
Anson L.

Perfection
a great feeling
’tis a great mood

Perfection we try
to master

So close but
yet so far

We need perfection

nobody can be
perfect

We strive if we
can, we only want
perfection in everything
peace peace peace

What if we

were perfect

Practice Is Perfect
Maura S.

I walked into the room,
like I wasn’t there.
Everyone ignored me,
sitting in their chairs.

Their shoes were out,
all tying their laces.
It was so sad to see
so many blank faces.

Just tying their shoes,
not making a sound.
A woman stood up,
just her and her hand.

“Stop” she said,
a gloomy look in her eye.
Everybody listened,
for I don’t know why,

“Good job. Practice is perfect, you are dismissed”
the woman called.
A man entered the room
for he was bald.

Practice is perfect a voice said in my head
I couldn’t wait to go to bed.

Mrs. Travis, 4th Grade

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Jason F.

I never make a mistake
at baseball and I always
will catch the ball
or I will run the ball

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Jalen G.

Perfection is no one but no one

Nothing’s Perfect
Rakiyah H.

Some people say nothing’s perfect but
I say nothing’s perfect but it’s perfect
you can have a perfect dream some
things can be perfect

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Marshall H.

Perfection is sometimes perfect.

Theory of Perfection
Caden K.

There is nothing
no
perfection
none of it
don’t try so hard it won’t work

Stop
Doing
too
Hard

Perfections
Maddison L.

Cupcakes are perfectly disgusting
Pencils could be perfectly sharp
Perfection is perfectly disgusting

Perfection
Leilani R.

My opinion on perfect = impossible

P = Possible (NOT)
E = Everything (NOT)
R = RECOMMENDED (NOT)
F = Flawless (NOT)
E = EXTRA Perfect (NOT)
C = Can do (NOT)
T = Timeless (NOT)

Perfect (NOUN) = Impossible

Unperfect
Daniel R.

Unperfect is to be a
nobody. Unperfection is
giving up. Unperfection is
to be a loser. Nobody
should be unperfect.

Perfect 4 Me
Emmy T.

I am perfect for how I am
no matter how dumb or smart
how pretty or ugly
I am Perfect no matter what!
I’m perfectly perfect

Perfection
Chris W.

Perfection, perfect, the best.
The quickest, the strongest,
the most.
This poem is perfection, perfect,
the best.

Chris was here 🙂

The Perfection of Perfect
Lilly W.

The perfection of perfect is messed
up sort. People can think perfect is
a thing . . . or not. Perfect can be many
things . . . or not. So just remember
perfect is your choice to choose.

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Wilson Z.

3 point shots
I like to shoot
good at basketball
I’m a baller I am

Mr. O’Brien, 4th Grade

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Aarna A.

I don’t know if perfect is
perfect water or milk. With
the perfect milk and water
with an ice cube.

Imperfection
Mikas A.

Imperfection is possible perfec-
tion isn’t possible because
as hard as you try it is
not possible but you can
get a perfect score in grades

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Valery B.

Being perfect is fine but
neither is it that you are
as perfect as not be deceived
or their things what I mean
to say is that everyone can
be perfect.

Perfection
Phoenix G.

Come on keep hitting over it until
you get perfect boom! Goes over 101
times in a row for the record and
perfection yessss!

Perfection
Krislyn G.

is
This guy is always behaving
in class he listen

not
This guy is not
behaving he do not listen
to the teacher when
she talking to him

How to Be Perfect
Pharell L.

Perfection means all as or
good at math or skip a grade
all those and more no one is
perfect

You can Be Perfect
Tanzania T.

You can always be perfect no matter
why you listen to them people B You!!
Do anything you want be strong, happy, careful
and be perfect!

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