Be Creative!

For my 7th visit with Swift 2nd graders, we read and discussed the poems, “Finding a Poem” by Karla Kuskin, and “Word Builder” by Ann Whitford Paul. We also looked at Katey Howes’ book, Be a Maker. Before our “Poetry Café” – in which students read their poems to the class –  students created art work for their poems.  

Ms. Urquiza
2nd Grade

“Build a Poem/ Be Creative” by Alan B.
“My Mom’s Dream” by Giovanna H.
Art by Tengers B.
“Silly Dreams” by Shradha N.
“Doors” by Aarav C.

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

“Dog Trees” by Livia T.
art by Jennessy Q.
Art by Marquis W.
“Candy Pizza” by Delphina O.





“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.