Food Poems

First graders at Brenneman had an exciting first poetry lesson! We read the poem “Fried Chicken,” by Kwame Alexander, who writes that his grandmother’s fried chicken is so good it tastes like pieces of heaven! Students talked about foods they like to cook and eat with special people in their lives. We hope you enjoy these delicious offerings…

[Note: Each poem is a collaboration between students and teachers, created by collecting a few words from every student in the class.]

Ms Cooley

1st Grade

Yummy foods we like

my mom likes to cook
  fufu with chicken,
  and it tastes like soup

—potato soup—

mom’s healthy soup
  with carrots, tomatoes, and cabbage

sopa de zanahorias,
  cocinado por mi mamá

my mom likes cooking
  pizza, pepperoni

hot pizza
  pepperoni, cheese, tomato
  mom, papá

my dad makes noodles
  he cuts the cheese
  with a brown knife

my dad cooks me sopita,
  and my mom goes to the corner store
  to get hot chihuahua cheese

my mom goes to the store
  to buy strawberries, grapes, and watermelon,
  and orange, and piña

  sweet, sour, and sloppy

my mom always cooks me
  delicious fruit salad,
  strawberries with yogurt,
  apples with caramel

my mom really loves
  steak, macaroni, tomatoes

macaroni and cheese
  my sister put it on the stove,
  good, different, tasty, delicious

super cheesy broccoli
  tastes good with cheese

yummy eggs and cheese
  white cheese,
  it taste so good

pepperoni looks good on the pizza
  it comes with peppers,
  delicious veggies

  spicy, on pizza with pepperoni,
  eat it with my mom,
  who eats pizza with chicken

—rice with chicken—

hot chicken nuggets
  with ketchup, mom,
  sweet veggies

  chicken nuggets, Coke, burger
  tastes yummy

ice cream
  so good,
  melty, white, soft,
  eat at Wendy’s

  they like fries

Ms. Armand

1st Grade

Oooh! I like that food!

cheesy fries, sweet spaghetti
seafood, gummy bears, and ice cream

corn that tastes like broccoli but i still like it
and chicken nuggets and strawberries

rainbow ice cream, delicious broccoli,
sushi and seaweed

un plato de carne con arroz y zanahoria
fried chicken, very good with apple juice

red apple, good apple
warm sopa, hot chicken

fish y lechuga, con my daddy
a mi papá le gusta el chile picante

hot chicken
hot mac & cheese
hot soup with broccoli
chicken nuggets with ketchup

buffalo wild wings, so spicy and good,
eat them with my dad at his job






“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.