Dreaming Together

In the second week of our after school residency the 3rd-5th graders at Hale Elementary explored ideas about dreams. We discussed different types of dreams: dreams about the future, silly dreams, fantasies, and nightmares. On Tuesday we read the poem “What The Ocean Dreams Of In Its Secret Heart” by high school poet Sahana Rangooni featured in the poetry anthology “Tell The Whole World.” In her poem Sahana wrote about the type of dreams an ocean might have. Ocean dreams of sun and birds/ Ocean dreams of water, rain, and skyline. Together we wrote a group poem about what different living and non-living things dream about.

On Wednesday students wrote individual poems about their own special dreams. There was so much giggling going on that day, when a few students tried to come up with the silliest dreams. Thursday was our first class open mic, where students had the chance to share their poems in front of their classmates. Make sure to check out these awesome poems all about dreams!


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
Grades 3-5


Our Dreams
By 3rd-5th grade After School

A dead person dreams about a grave.
A frog dreams about flies.
A minion dreams about bananas.
My mom dreams about me cleaning my room.
Mr. Beast dreams about meeting Dream in real life in the same room.
Plants dream about growing.
The world dreams about stuff and things and humans.
A bat dreams about hanging upside down.
A bumble bee dreams about eating pollen all day.
A plane dreams about flying planes.
A cat dreams about food.


Dream Poem
By Kasia B.

I dream of a cat and dog dancing.
I dream of a bunch of bees around me.
I dream of a pool full of chocolate and sprinkles.
I dream of a scary man following me.
I dream of a cat that’s bigger than me.
I dream of a hot tub full of dogs.
I dream of a BIG, BIG, BIG Taki.
I dream all the animals are safe.


You Can Dream
By Milania G.

I dream that Covid 19 will be over.
I dream that I can fly.
I dream of being the Queen.
I dream of being able to go to the future.
I dream that I was still in Pre-K.
I dream that I had a three-day weekend.
I dream that I was invisible.
I dream that I am a fashion designer.
I dream about being rich.


My Amazing Dream
By Federico R.

I dream of having a wolf that would eat my little sister.
I dream of being a professional soccer player when I grow up.
I dream of winning the lottery.
I dream of also being a YouTuber.
I dream of a life supply of pepperoni pizza.
I dream of having an iPhone 12 Promax
I dreamed that I had a nightmare that my sister put me in
a dress when I was sleeping.
I dream I have an unlimited supply of money.



“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.