This week we worked on two different poems, one for 2nd grade and one for 3rd.
The second graders learned about stanzas, and delved deeper into understanding poetic line breaks. We discussed rhythm, feeling, and meaning, while reading Quiet Night Thoughts, by Li Bai, also known as Li Po, and Li Bo.
Third graders read Neruda’s Ode to Enchanted Light, in original Spanish and English translation, and thought about a space outside that makes them feel right with the world. Even if its just for a moment, what is that space or activity that makes you feel like the world makes sense, the world is a beautiful place, or however you’d like to think of it.
I see from my bed is my dark closet
I think someone is going to pop out
I dream I am a superhero and I save the day
Antes de dormir veo a mi perrita,
a mi mama, a mi hermano y a mi papa y a tele.
Y sueño de mi hermana Daisy y mi mamá y mi papá y mi hermano.
Before bed I see my dog,
my mom, my brother and my dad and the television.
And I dream of my sister Daisy and my mom and my dad and my brother.
Before my bed
I see my mom and dad
I see my stars
Ode to the Park
We run, we play, we skip, and we make.
But we do it all at the park, oh the park.
Boy do we have fun all at the park.
We can love the park, and we can hate the park.
But it’s still part of your world.
Ode to Kentucky
Hill and curved roads you
get to see the city’s light.
I felt like I was in a world
that never ends.
Ode to Soldier Field
At Soldier Field its crowded
but it’s free
At Soldier Field it’s loud
At Soldier Field it’s energetic
but not tiring
At Soldier Field it’s big
but easy to find your way
At Soldier Field it’s cold
At Soldier Field I feel free
that if I yell I won’t get
into a trouble
Ode to Soccer
looking at me.
to play soccer.
be on the
Ode to Pool
I see people jumping and I also see
them playing having fun and they’re talking
and the water comes to me and pulls me too!
I see people eating and it is
really loud and people cab scream and
they could also do fun stuff!
Ode to Park
I see people playing in the playground
and also jumping like in the monkey
bars and the slide and swings.
and that people also like playing
in the grass like playing
tag and running.