“Step into my house” with South Loop Poetry Club!

Last week at South Loop Elementary School, we read Mary Carolyn Davies’ “Portrait of a House” to start our thinking about what kind of buildings we go into everyday. We talked about stanzas being paragraphs of a poem, and that the word stanza originally meant “room.” Using that as our inspiration, we wrote some fantastic poems about our schools, our homes, and the lives we live there.

South Loop Poetry Club

4th Grade-6th Grade


My House by Ruzzi M., 6th Grade

My bedroom is great

smells like bubblegum

with music and

video games

My mom’s bedroom is

boring. Laundry and

boring TV shows.

The kitchen it smells great

Things like daisy

dishes like yellow

chicken curry and

tacos and burgers

with fries and

sometimes cookies.

The living room is great with TV shows.

We also have a Xbox and play

board games.

The End


Warm by Zachary G., 5th Grade

My house is warm in the summer

My house is cold in the winter

My Room is warm with 2 windows

And in the corner is my


My bed warm as a fire

And my toys as fun as ever

My Living Room

with the TV and the couch

with the warm Rug

My bathroom

where it is cold

And smells

My Kitchen smells

Like mushrooms

With 6 chairs


Jammed by Oliver G., 4th Grade

Step into my house

where your passion will be jammed. My

kitchen where my

memories over the

years have been

jammed into a tortilla.


Da Rooms by Whitman G., 4th Grade

Warm in Winter 2 bathrooms 2 bedrooms

Big, messy, sporty

Small, quiet, smells like perfume

Gold, green, soapy and smells like soap

Clean, white, smells like dish soap



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.