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For our final poetry session, Bret Harte 2nd graders shared favorite poems that they have written, and thought about what it means to write poetry and use their imaginations. Enjoy some of their poetry […]

For our 19th session, Bret Harte 2nd graders played rhyming games and then wrote rhymes and “chose-your-own-adventure” poems. Enjoy! Ms. Holman 2nd Grade Andrea A. The light is too bright! I told you I […]

After reading and discussing Eloise Greenfield’s “Honey, I Love,” Bret Harte 2nd graders thought about the people and things they love, and why. Then, they wrote their own poems. Enjoy! Ms. Holman 2nd Grade […]

The week before spring break, Bret Harte 2nd graders had a chance to explore two poems: Kathi Mitchell’s “What’s Under the Sky,” and my poem, “Inside My Shoe.” Students looked for patterns in both […]

For two sessions in March, Bret Harte 2nd graders have been thinking about reading and writing. They shared things they like about writing, such as “it can help you make books,” “you can write […]

Recently, Bret Harte 2nd graders read “A Little Girl’s Poem” by Gwendolyn Brooks. Written from a young person’s point of view, the poem begins with “Life is for me and is shining!/ Inside me […]

For my 10th visit with 2nd graders at Bret Harte, we talked about things we know how to do well before the discussion turned to recipes. I began to take items from my bag: […]

Bret Harte 2nd graders were back in school for our recent session and our discussion and thoughts were on the season: WINTER. We read Nikki Giovanni’s “Winter Poem.” Some students elected to work in […]

It’s been a while since our last session, and I was looking forward to returning to Bret Harte this week. Ms. Harrison was waiting for me in the hallway with smiling eyes, and I […]

On December 14th, Bret Harte 6th/7th graders in Ms. Evans class thought and talked about the value of memories. Peace be with you all during the holiday season! My First and Last Memory Jada […]


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“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.