Family Celebrities

This week in Ms. Murray’s 4th grade class we read My Dad by Ashley Bryan. We talked about how the short lines of the poem helped to give it a rhythm, and while it wasn’t a very long piece, it still packed a punch! Students shared so many stories about their own family members that they admire. Grandmas, abuelos, mom’s and dad’s, younger siblings, even cats and dogs who are considered part of our family. After a bit of brainstorming they got to work on their own poems celebrating a family member. Enjoy this week’s poems!

The Best Mom 

Aliyah A.  

The best mom

You cook me nice hot meals everyday

You help me clean my room

You teach me and my classmates 

The best mom

The best mom

We have fun eating ice cream in the summer

We play soccer or frisbee

We both love shopping

The best mom

The best mom

You are kind

You are amazing

You are independent

The best mom

The best mom

On your birthday I say happy birthday mom

Thanks for everything and more

I love you

The best mom



The sun and moon 

can’t stand you

the world spins because of you Luna.

You make the world shine

Your meows feel like the rays

of one thousand suns

and your fur feels like a 

fuzzy blanket. 

My Adorable Dogs: Tuly, Dahly, Canelo, Zeus

Hector S.Y.

No other dogs can jump as high as mine.

They can bark for fifteen seconds straight.

No other dogs can run fast like my dogs.

They were so cute when they were babies.

They used to go to sleep anywhere they want.

They used to take our toys and bite them. 

No other dogs are funny like them. 

No other dogs are playful like them. 

No other dogs are energetic like them. 

Thanks for always being with me, 

being so playful, and for always making me feel 




“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.