I Am… Who we are

For our first session with Ms. Tze’s 4th grade class we introduced ourselves by writing an I Am Poem inspired by Leslie Reese. We talked about all the different things that make us who we are, what we love, what we wonder, and what we are curious about. Enjoy these amazing pieces!


Marc C. 

I Am 

I am happy

I wonder why did she write this

I hear her talking

I see she likes to have courage

I want to write a poem one day

I am funny

I pretend to be funny

I feel sad when people are mean 

I touch my basketball

I worry to be OK

I cry when I am sad

I am loved by my family and friends

I say I love myself in the mirror everyday 

I dream about being rich

I try to be kind

I hope my mom is OK

I am wonderful 


Leonitis P. 



I am brown and curious

I wonder if people have super powers

I hear the trains move

I see the house

I want some water

I am a boy

I pretend to be a king

I feel sad

I touch the sky

I am curious

I try my best 

I am brown


Janaylah C. 

All About Me


I am nine years old

I wonder if I am going to succeed in life

I hear people having fun 

I see how cute I am 

I want to be a doctor

I am nine years old

I pretend sometimes to cry when I am happy

I feel loved

I touch my baby brother’s head

I worry about if I am going to succeed in lifes

I cry when I see the poor

I am nine years old

I understand how to do my work 

I say things I do mean 

I dream about my mom 

I try to be funny

I hope my hair will grow

I am nine years old. 


Makiyla M. 



I am a beautiful girl I am a loving girl and I love

I wonder if I will go to the 4th grade

I hear the birds flying through the trees

I see the class room students

I want to be the best student ever

I am 8 years young

I pretend that I am a princess

I feel happy because I have my cats

I touch people’s faces

I worry about my dog

I cry when I hurt myself

I say that people need some help sometimes

I dream about my cats

I try my best to do stuff

I hope that my mom is OK because she is sick 

I am a loved person




“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.