How We Give

Last week was Thanksgiving and the 3rd-5th grade poets of Hale Elementary celebrated by reading and writing poems about giving. Together we read the poem “How I Give,” by London S a student from MLK Academy. In her poem London lists ways in which she could help her community. I give cards on birthdays/I give canned goods/ I give advice to those who need help/ I give friendship. Inspired by London’s poem students wrote poems about the special things they can give to the people in their lives.

Below please enjoy these thoughtful poems and enjoy the turkey artwork that decorates the halls of Hale Elementary.


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade


Giving Poem 
by 3rd-5th Graders

I give my sister chips to buy with my money.
I give kindness to people.
I give my family love.
I give toys.
I give cookies.
I give Minnie Mouse bows.
I give my sister a new toy.


Kasia Gives
By Kasia B.

I give happiness.
I give my family love.
I give food to the homeless.
I give my cousins pop its.
I give my Bro cake.
I give my little cousins toys.
I give my family games.


Karen Gives
By Karen D.

I give money to my cousins.
I give happiness to my mom and dad.
I give my grandma a new dog, because her dog
died two days ago.
I give my brother ants to eat.
I give my dad tons of money.
I give cats plenty of sleep.
I give dogs plenty of treats and toys.
I give my little sister a new toy.


Matthew Gives
By Matthew G.

I give books.
I give flowers.
I give desserts.
I give presents.
I give food.
I give help with school work.
I give laughs.
I give comfort.





“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.