A Strange Pairing Poems @ Moos Fall 2019

During the 5th week of the Chicago Poetry Center residency, Moos students were encouraged to explore their imaginations by creating weird, strange and funny word pairings. Through play and sharing poetry students came up with their own Strange Pair poems.

Ms. Sanders

3rd Grade


Strange Pair

Kaitlyn R. 


A car of candy

A house of chocolate

A house of water

A book of cash

A school of chocolate

A wall of candy

A door of cash

A desk of chocolate


Pares Extraños

Itzaer R.


Una casa magico

una puerta de unicornio

un carro de animales

una casa de chocolate

un escuela de barco

Ms. Willis 

3rd Grade

Strange Pair

Sharae H.

a room of makeup

a truck of cotton candy

a car of mcdonalds

a school of dolls

a chair of chocolate

a table of clip charts

a banana of money

a house of pizza

a donut of kisses

a shoe of cards

a carpet of pencils

a dog of hair

a bin of books


Strange Pair

Arjunique W.


A dog of food

A clock of candy

a cake of toys

an ear of flowers

a cat of jelly

a hand of queens



“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.