6th Grade- The Place We Gather Pt. 1

This week our 6th graders read Perhaps This is Where the World Ends by Joy Harjo and talked about the million and one things that can happen at a table. The living room table, the kitchen table and the lunch table were some of the places our families and friends gather to talk about food, life and everything in between. Come back and check out some more pieces next week, but in the meantime enjoy this week’s poets!


The Table

Lathan W. 


Kids crying not wanting their

food, annoying much


Mom, dad, grandma talking about 

anything, like stories, crack a couple jokes

very interesting


Drama is happening with my cousins

arguing about whose turn it is on my 

game take the game and 

make them fight for it. 


Studying for reading, god this

is a boring activity. 


Kitchen Goods

Jayla D. 


In the kitchen it’s like a whole different life

when I walk in the kitchen it’s always a delight

I always eat after school, to eat my mom’s delicious food

I just love to play Uno

been playing since I was young

it’s always been fun 

I always talk at the table



“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.