Chicago In Two Words

Kozminski students are from vibrant Chicago and have had their own unique experiences living in the city. This week, we took some pen to paper (and keyboard to Chromebook) to share some of our favorite things about the Windy City. Some of us said our favorite food spots like Harold’s or Portillo’s. Other students mentioned the memories they’ve made at The Bean. After brainstorming, I challenged students to describe things that remind them of our city using only two words in each line. Students did a great job searching for creative ways to write short lines about our very big city. Check out some words from our 4th-5th grade students below:


4th Grade


Crispy chicken

Cold sprite

Saucy pizza

Smooth ice

High snow



Juicy chicken

Hot pizza

Clean water

Target clothes

Walking wind

5th Grade

Jeremiah W. 

Noisy cars 

Loyal people

Sloppy food

Homeless people

Busy Stores


Janelle H. 

Bike Rides 

Sun Rise

Wonderful Parks 

Snow Angels 

Baking Cookies  

Noisy Cars

Big Trees

Movie Theaters



“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.