Brainstorming Comparisons: 4th Graders Get Busy!

4th graders at Shoesmith sharpened their observation skills and donned their thinking caps to make creative comparisons between things in our world. During the brainstorm part of our lesson, Keira said the “the sky and ocean are like best friends” and Ms. Lehner added that “both the sky and ocean were enormous and huge.”  Jayden said that his “eyes were like the Grand Canyon;” while James said that his “shoes were quiet as the carpet.”  Zackary noted that “a rock is like a fist;” and Misa said that sometimes “hair is like trees blowing in the wind!”

Ms. Lehner
4th Grade – Room 207

Azaria A.

Azaria is mean like a bulldog
Azaria is nice like 5 white cute dogs
Azaria is brave like a cave man
Azaria is tall like a tree


Bedrooms are better then everything
Isis C.

Pillows are like little hard clouds
Mattresses are like robot chargers, but comfy and wireless
Blankets are like soft unrapped clothing
And we… we are the creators!


This is Halloween
Sanaa F.

Candy wrappers are like Fireworks on 4th of July
Crinkling wrappers are like Shaking Maracas


4th Grade – Room 208

The rain
Anabela C.

The rain clouds are like warnings
Puddles are like a pit for drowning
The mud is like mossy blood at a hospital
The thorny plants are like a vaccine piercing through my skin.


Dorian W.

My dog is a quiz that can fiy


My World is Like
Chloe M.

A windy day is like a cold breeze rolling in through my window
A dog is like a best friend that is always there to comfort you when you are sad or if you need a friend to make you happy if something bad has happened to you.
A lamp is like an indoor sun but it’s way less bright.


By Tyasia H.

My sister is like flowers because she is really pretty
My little cousin is like a dog because he is really playful
My older brother is like a bee because when I was little he kinda scared me
My older sister is like a clown because she is silly and funny
I am like the grinch because I am always grumpy and sometimes nice and some times smiling




“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.