Beginning the New Year With Acrostics

For our 1st session of the new year, me and the 2nd graders at Swift Elementary spent time getting reacquainted and sharing stories about what we did over the holiday break. After that, I asked the question, “What do you know about poetry?” and then we moved into writing acrostic poems. In acrostic poems, the first letters of each line are lined up from top to bottom to form a word.

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

What do you know about poetry?

  • “It is having fun writing – painting but with words and singing.”
  • “Poetry is like short and meaningful stories.”
  • “There are many kinds of poetry!”
  • “Poetry is something you see and hear, and you can make it personal and original.  It doesn’t have to be like anyone else’s.”
  • “We read a lot and listen a lot in poetry.”
  • “If you copy someone else’s poetry, you are not impressing yourself!”

Elyon M.

Each resolution is carefully chosen
Solving resolutions makes the world a better place
Outside of the world, people are trying their hardest to solve resolutions so you should help them
Like yourself, resolutions are making your home a better place to be
Utterly – resolutions are utterly hard to make so you should try your hardest to make good ones
Time – you have one month to create a good resolution
In your house, everyone else is trying to make a resolution, so why don’t you try to make one all together
On February, you should try to make those resolutions happen
Next year make another resolution, if you haven’t already thought of it


Ms. Popovic
2nd Grade

by Tuesday Poets

Pointy graphite in wood
Eraser erasing mistake marks
Never drawing mistake marks
Colored pencils coloring a picture of a wolf
It is frustrating drawing with dark colored pencils, sometimes
Learning is fun!

by Tuesday Poets

Carrots are delicious at
Lunchtime, in between classes
After writing poetry
Singing is fun
Sometimes dancing, too!


Apara S.

Shining sun
Pretty butterflies
Rainbow’s coming
Insects hoping
New plants growing
Grasses growing.


Gustavo Segundo Martinez

Box has a ball inside so I can kick it and do tricks and play with my friends
Owl keeps looking at me at night. I am scared and went back home.
You can be friends. We can play all day and you can come to my house


Union M.

Since I go to
Class I learn about
Insects for the experiment and we have
Education so I can learn more about insects but
No one listens and they do not know about insects and in
Class I know about
Education too.


Ahmed G.

Apples are falling
Make a paper airplane
End of story


Lyane A.

Like a cute little llama
Apple, a tasty deliciousness
Naps, sometimes she likes to take them
Eggs are tastier, too!












“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.