“there, happy and they want to run” – Building Characters @ Moos Elementary

Today at Moos, we created our own characters. We read a poem called the “Dream Drum Girl” by Margarita Engel and talked about how characters have dreams, obstacles, and get help from others to achieve those dreams. We also talked about what it means to have a dream come true and how people can change and grow from it. 

Ms. Sherif
3rd Grade

The Scary Person
Alexa G. 

In school, the scary person
scared everyone with
spooky stories and
they were upset.

The scary person felt bad.
They scary person never
meant to scare people.

The next day, it was
Halloween. The scary person
didn’t want to be scary,
but it was Halloween, so.

The scary person got super
scary. Everyone wanted to
take a scary photo with
the scary person.


The Candy Girl 
Betsy S. 

The candy girl wanted
to make a crazy cake!!
But she didn’t have the
ingredients to do it.

So she went to wonderland,
she went to grab a
mystic waves

She got everything but one:
The Enchanted Bread.

It was hard to get,
it was a long way there.

When she got the bread,
everything started to
clap ahh!!

I ran as fast
as I can.
I made it out.
I got to make
my crazy cake


Plants vs. Zombies
Sergio R.

There was a zombie
and it was eating people.
Then suddenly plants
save the day.
There were 8 kinds of plants.

There was a peashooter,
sunflower, cattails,
chomper, cotton,
rose corn.

And there were
8 zombie kinds.
Football, army, super brains,
engineer, pirate,


Ms. Willis
3rd Grade

Tundra and The Mistaken Girl 
Jaliyah M.

Tundra loves to meet new people.
The shy boy’s dream is to go to L.A.
Tundra helps buddy to get to L.A.
and buys him some tickets

and he goes to the airport,
that the plane LEFT!

His dream
was destroyed,
he cried for HOURS!

And stops crying
’til tomorrow.


Sadie Tiggy Tula Adventure 
Imani D.

Sadie Tiggy Tula wish to go
to the park. But they can’t go
because they are two dogs and one tiger.

They stack up on each other
and act like they are human.
So they could go to the park.

There, happy and they want
to run around there.
So happy
to be at the park,
ya ya ya ya!


The Only Boy
Contrell J.

Once upon a time,
there was only one
boy in the world,
he was lonely.

He saved another
person but he didn’t want
to play with the boy.

So he got a crocodile,
he threw its meat in the

Goes to the other boy,
he ran away.

He said
can you please
play with me,
one time?
If you like it,
you can keep playing
with me.

They kept playing
in row,
both happy.




“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.