Happy New Year! 2nd graders at Swift kicked off 2022 by sharing things they are afraid of, and debating about whether or not monsters are real. We had fun with Dennis Lee’s poem, “I Eat Kids, Yum, Yum,” paying attention to the voices speaking in the poem. Students from one classroom worked remotely and the other classroom only had 14 students, but we still had a highly creative day!
The Helping Monster
(a group poem)
The Helping Monster likes to clean the city
It is brightly colored and furry
It says: “I’m the Helping Monster! I like to help! What do you need?”
The Helping Monster likes to help people who are sad or being bullied
The Helping Monster likes to clean toys and
fight bullies and says
“Stop being a bully and be kind!”
The Helping Monster likes to pick up trash
And carries heavy grocery bags
And give hungry people food
“I will bring you joy!” it says.
You can tell when it is coming because of its flower perfume smell.
It can help you with your homework!
It can help you cross the road!
The Helping Monster helps people carry heavy stuff!
The Helping Monster will come in your dream and save you!
It can help you write a poem!
Chewing Gum Monster
I’m going to eat you!
I’m a loser
not a snoozer.
I’m a Dummy
I’m not crummy.
Spreads joy everywhere
it will go.
It would cheer people
up. It smells like flowers,
It is very joyful.
The Snicker Monster
The snicker monster
eats snickers and
is made out of snickers
and makes a roaring
I am doing dinosaur
monster. It would
It is dangerous.
It makes a big
- lives underground in dead basement
- chomping talk
- is tan, brown, red, green
- power: BURGER BLAST and BURGER TNT
- bad guy
- smells like rotten cheese
- weapon: BURGER EXPLOSION knife