6th Grade- I am Poems

I mean I can fly like a bird in the sky… This week students had a chance to listen to and read Nikki Giovanni’s Ego Trippin’ a a poem that celebrates her identity by using metaphor and exaggeration. We talked about how colors, places, animals and things in nature could help to describe our personalities and then students got to work. Enjoy this week’s poet!


I Am

Jayla P. 


I am pink because I’m joyful 

blue because I’m cool 

summer because my birthday is in the summer

water because I love to swim 

super speed because I can run away 

from everyone. 



“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.