“Her confidence glows like a beautiful crystal gem”

This week, we talked about mythical creatures and symbolism. After reading “My People” by Pam Thompson, we discussed what myths and mythical creatures mean in poetry and stories. Check out some of the poetry the 5th graders wrote about whichever mythical creature they chose!

Mr. Goldner’s Classroom

A Pretty Mermaid

by Ella

There is a pretty

mermaid somewhere

in the sea. I think they’re

cool and that’s just me.

Her hair has a silky feeling

the orange tail and yellow top.

She swims and swims

and is never gonna stop.

Her eyes sparkle as the

sun shines on them. Her

confidence glows like a

beautiful crystal gem. Her

heart is as big as the ocean.

Her personality sparks like

a curing potion. She is a pretty

mermaid. Sooo pretty.

As her heart is filled with joy.


by Noelle

They are magic and mystical

big and small

They smell like cotton candy

and sprinkles and fun.

They love to party

but also have to take care of their young

They need to take care of business

but still have time for fun later.

The Headless Horseman

by Pierre

The headless horseman he is sad

he has no friends no hands

he can’t even dance he had no friends

the headless horseman is all alone

he has always been he is getting

used to it now he gets left out.

He can’t even talk after all

there is nothing to talk about

He was an accident, all alone.

Mrs. Child’s Classmroom


by Rashel

One day a girl named Lily was

doing a school project on unicorns

She was doing that project

for a couple of days now

Next thing you know

she had to show it to others

While she was showing them

the unicorn jumped out of the computer

Lily and other people were scared

but the unicorn was friendly, fluffy,

adorable and not scary

So then people were in love

with the unicorn.


by Jonalex

Chupacabra is a demon

that was created and it lived

in a farm

it looks like a dog

but when it turns around

it will start chasing you

it will go for goats at dark.



“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.