Family Celebrity Poems

Greetings Galileo poetry friends and followers! This week’s poems are full of deeply felt feelings, because they are about people we know a lot about and care a lot about. Our poems from week 4 celebrate one of our family members, inspired by Ashley Bryan’s poem, “My Dad.”

As far as our writing… this week we talked about line breaks. We discussed how poets decide where to begin and end each line of their poem. This is different from writing sentences in paragraphs, where the words stretch across the entire page—so it takes some practice! What do you notice about where the lines begin and end in this week’s published poems?


Mrs. Van
4th Grade, Group 1

Beautiful Mom
Taliyah B.

Thank you Mom
For helping
The family
We love you

Kind woman
You’re a hard worker too
I love saying kind
Words to you
You say they help
Your heart


Because of my Aunt
by Katelynn H.

Because of my aunt I am powerful
I am brave
I am strong
I am smart
She made me this way.

She can rollerskate
She can swim
When I feel down she is there to
bring me back up.

She makes me follow my dreams
She is the best
With all of my love I love her
to the bottom of my big loving heart.


My Mom ♡
Madison S

My mom is lovely like a
flower short and nice.

She tells jokes to me every

The baby book is full of memories
and even tho I don’t remember
I can see how my mom is
happy in the pictures.

My mom shines like the sun
it’s her spotlight I cheer
and cheer and admire how
beautiful she is.

Mrs. Van

4th Grade, Group 2

Me and her
Margaret C.

Me and her
swimming far
playing on the monkey bars
me and her

Me and her drawing
near dawn
or playing volleyball
me and her
me and her



My dad was in the army
he suffered for people’s safety
he is now retired
for too many injuries

He’s a great cook
he’s a great gamer
he’s a great husband
he’s a brave man

My dad is AMAZING


About my dad

The number 1 man in the world,
my dad. The man who can’t break
a promise, my dad. The man that
makes the best rice and pasta,
my dad.
The man who you can trust
with a secret, my dad. The man.





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