Factory of Fun Ideas Pt. 1

Last week 2nd graders at Swift welcomed Mr. McCaster and tried their hand at joining unexpected things together to make “Swan of Bees” poems. Some students selected favorites of the four types of poems they have written so far to read aloud to their classmates while sitting in Ms. Amato’s reading chair. This week we will “flip the script” and some students will have a sharing day while others will write “Swan of Bees” styled poems. Enjoy!

Ms. McCaster
2nd Grade 

Sonya E.

I would like to have…
a book made of feathers
a desk filled with Sweelson
a lion using expensive hair-gel
Sweelson jumping in the window
a mouse riding Sweelson!


Julien D.

I would like to have…
a rocket ship that can reach further than space
a world that dreamers come to dream
a world where
the black and brown skin
can live in harmony
with white skin.


Nóa R.

I would like to have…
a book made of teachers
a couch made of flowers
a room full of animals
a dream world filled
with dogs


Lucas V.

I would like to have
a book made of pizza;
a desk filled with magic;
a couch made of L’s;
a dream world filled with freddy fazbear’s pizza;
a plushy made of us;
a teacher made of pizza




“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.