Bret Harte 2nd Grade Wish Lists

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, I met with 2nd graders at Bret Harte Elementary for the first time. They were so energetic and ready to share their creative brain power with me! We talked about wishing for things:  maybe toys to play with, foods to eat, or relatives we wish we could see.  But we also wished for magical things such as the ability to fly or being Batman!  Some students are already wishing to attend highly-respected universities! Enjoy this small  sample of fine “Wish Poems” that students wrote.

Ms. Holman
2nd Grade 

London’s Wishes
London L.

I wish for wings
I wish I built an igloo
I wish I ate popcorn everyday
I wish I had a kite
I wish I saw my GeeMommy
I wish to see my TeeTee
I wish to eat PB and J
I wish to eat chicken nuggets
I wish to see butterflies
I wish to have three dogs


Sina D.

I wish to have  Katara Tony Turbo Achilles.
I wish there was no war.
I wish there was no covid-19.
I wish President Lincoln did not get murdered.
I wish George Floyd didn’t get killed by the police.
I wish I could go into the past.
I wish innocent people didn’t get killed by the police.
I wish ICE police didn’t exist.
I wish people had freedom.
I wish kids that lived in different places didn’t starve to death.


Tuesday Wishes
Dimitri B.

I wish I was 17 years old
I wish I can write good and was good at making art
I wish to have a big dog.


My Rockin Wishes
Peyton R.

I wish for five unicorns
I wish there were online classes.
I wish to be a billionaire.
I wish to go to Paris.
I wish my Titi worked at this school.




“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.