A Kitchen of Honey: Beautiful Mistakes @ Moos Elementary

The Moos 3rd graders worked from a classic this week by Kenneth Koch. Once when Koch was teaching, a student meant to write “a swarm of bees,” but accidentally wrote “a swan of bees,” and a beautiful mistake was made! This week we discussed how strange images can alight your senses, and how making things out of other things (especially in ways that don’t immediately make sense) is pretty sweet. Also of note: exciting innovations are often made from mistakes, so go ahead and try out some wild ideas, and don’t be afraid of beautiful mistakes.


Ms. Freedman
3rd Grade

A What of What
Jacqueline S.

A class of shapes
A letter of cats
A center of ponies
A color of dogs
A project of jackets
A hand of lions
A clock of butterflies
A shark of hearts
A sky of stars
A key of numbers
A book of horses
A nest of frogs
A marker of monkeys
An earring of fingers
A book of water
A title of necklaces


A Mixture of Things
Grecia S.

A class of diamonds
A clock of chocolate
A dog of apples
A trophy of chocolate covered strawberries with drizzled waffle cone
A kitchen of honey
A house of caramel



I would like to have
A chair of cars
A desk of planes
A dad of milk
A school of TV

Ms. Brown
3rd Grade

The Miracle

A butler of roads
A christmas of joy
A fire of pools
A magazine of the peanut movie
A bike of peace
A world of Takis
A little of my shoes


Noah K.

A shoe of noodles
A shirt of macaroni
An arm of hay
A vampire of rats
A folder of candy
A dinosaur of birds
A bike full of money
A room of Takis
A shoe of glue
A bottle of candy

Ms. Golanty
3rd Grade


Silly Poem
Jadyn G.

A school made of faces
A tiger of sandwiches
A person of eyes
An umbrella made of yarn
A stick made of phones
A book box made of straws
A new book made of announcements
A moon made of ears
A desk of moons
A number of photos
A water bottle made of candy
A gum ball of data
An experiment of question


Jeremy E.

I would like to have a house full of puppies
I would like to have an ocean of grapes
I would like to have a backpack with bees
I would like to have a pizza made out of honey
I would like to have an xbox of dogs
I would like to have a book with toys


I Would Like To Have
Lavatus M.

A house of lollipops
A car of cotton candy
A shirt of candy canes
A sweater of money
A book of tacos
A door of popcorn
A fan of cake
A pants of chickens
A bird of chocolate
A desk of dogs
A mansion of strawberries

Wooo! Nice work, 3rd Grade!!!!



“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.