Friendship Recipes

What are some qualities you find in a friend? If you could create a recipe for friendship, what would it look like? After reading “How to Make a Friend” by Lacey Van Lear, the 5th grade poets created their own recipes on friendship. Check out the chefs, I mean poets, recipes. Enjoy!


Things I Want in a Friend



To make my friend you will need

2 gallons of trust

Then you will need a half teaspoon of loving music

15 cups of fun

30 gallons of brave

Simmer for a week on the stove


Recipe for a Friend



2 gallons of inside voices

A pinch of “don’t be bad”

A cup of be safe

A teaspoon of be nice

A pound of be good

A mix of be kind

Bake it for 350 degrees for 2 months


Recipe for Friendship



First, add two teaspoons of calmness

Then, add four cups of prettiness

Mix them together then add 3 gallons of style

Make sure to add a pound of baking

Add 20 ounces of music

Mix with loyalty




“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.