5th and 6th graders jam to musical haiku

For their eighth week of poetry, Shoesmith 5th and 6th graders explored different styles of music. Such as Rock, Hip Hop, Rap, and Pop. Together we read the poem “Haiku” by DJ Renegade, where the poet describes jazz music as “Jazz is the way brown/ sugar would sound if it was/ sprinkled in your ear.” Students wrote haiku poems about their favorite type of music. Haiku is a short Japanese style poem with only three lines and a 5/7/5 syllable pattern.

Please turn up the volume and listen to these wonderful student poems.



Ms. Yassky’s 5th Grade
Group 1


By Larrion J.

My music is life.
It is inspiring me.
That’s why I love it.


by Aaron 

Drake’s songs make me dance.
Drake’s songs make me feel happy.
Drake’s a great rapper.


Lil’ Baby
By Ameer R.

Lil’ Baby is cool.
His music is on fire.
Stone Stroke makes me smile.




Ms. Yassky’s 5th Grade
Group 2


By Caleb C.

Have a sugar crash.
Chucky vs. Pennywise.
Snoop Dogg is awesome.


Rap vs. Hop-Hop
By Eugene D.

Rap is the way a
loud speaker would go Boom! Boom!
I would scream out loud.

Hip Hop makes me want
to be in a fast chase with
a mean criminal.


By Kyleigh F.

Cupcake is so good.
that I can’t control myself.
It make me happy.

I know all her songs
from the ad libs to the beat.
Cupcake is the best.



Ms. Henry’s 6th Grade
Group 1


Hip Hop Is My Soul
By Patrick B. 

Rap makes me cool.
Music makes me act a fool.
Hip Hop is my soul.


Jhene Aiko
By Miracle M.

She makes me feel like
I’m sitting in a winter
pool while it rains


R & B
by Khary N.

R & B is a
very funky sound, fun and
makes me dance and tip.




Ms. Henry’s 6th Grade
Group 2


My Music  
by Max B.

Music makes me feel
like a cloud floating in the
wind. Makes me feel calm.


By Ophelia H.S.

Pop is a never
ending roller-coaster ride
on a humid day

Pop is all of the
different genres of music
combined to make one.


The Nice Feeling
by Samia J.

White noise is like the
warm milk to a baby and
a nice bath for mom.


Piano Keys
By Amina K.

Keys black and smooth as
ice. Fingers dancing so sweet.
I feel so relaxed.







“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.