oh! are you made of snow! — Animal Poems @ Moos Elementary

Our 2nd and 3rd grade poets at Moos Elementary have been working hard on their poetry skills, and it shows! We’ve discussed the poetic line since day one, and stanzas since a few sessions in, and you can really see the thought they’ve put into those below. This week we read Blake’s, Tyger, and considered his metaphor–that a tiger is so powerful, it seems as if it was made in a metal forge. Then I asked, what animal do you find amazing, and what sort of questions or metaphors would you create for it? We also started considering metaphor and personification, two new vocabulary words.

Ms. Sigmond
3rd Grade

Angela B.

Puppy, Puppy, why are
you so cute? Did a
painter painted you or you
are made out of pillows?

Puppy, Puppy, why are
you so soft like
snow? oh! are you made
of snow!


Christopher B.

Cheetah Cheetah how did
you get your spots did
you call Brim to help
all right?

Cheetah Cheetah hey beata
What’s up cheetah did you
all Brya or cheated on

Cheetah Cheetah hello greaya
What’s up did you finish
the beata or just
started on your haira


Gio Q.

Dinosaurs Dinosaurs
Can you open
the door of
Lego land?
Can you find a
Can you eat plants?
Can you dream?


Ms. Willis
3rd Grade

The Black Wolf
Giovanni A.

Black wolf, Black wolf
why are you like a werewolf?
Why do you howl every moon light?

Black wolf, Black wolf,
why do you sleep in the morning like a vampire?
How much food do you eat every day in the night?


Julian R.

Elephant Elephant
why are you fat
maybe people eat you as snack?

Elephant Elephant
are you nice as the teacher Miss Willis?

Elephant Elephant
do you eat a lot that make you fat?


Big Pig
Jolie B.

Piggy Piggy Why are you so fat in your stomach?
Piggy Piggy Why do you like the mud is it hay?
Piggy Piggy Why are you so chubby?
Piggy Piggy Why are you pink are you a girl?
Piggy Piggy Why do you oink do you need food?
Piggy Piggy Why do you have a big nose are you sick?
Piggy Piggy Why do you need a litter box are you a cat?


Ms. Brown
2nd Grade

Alex M.

Are you cute?
Are you made of spider webs?


Julius V.

Cheetah sleep
Cheetah sit
Cheetah runs fast
Cheetah has 3 babies
Cheetah has 4 feet


Roniah J.

Gorilla make arts black
Glue the eyes and ears
Are you a mom
Do you wear lipstick



“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.