Ingredients for a Friend

For this poetry lesson the 5th grade poets from Avondale/Logandale were learning how to cook! Sort of…The poets used “recipes” to “make” their perfect idea of a friend. Through these extended metaphors the poets analyzed what they wish for in a perfect friend while exercising their metaphor muscles. Enjoy!



Maritza A.


1 gallon of loyalty

2 cups of playful

3 quarts of smart

4 tablespoons of helpfulness

5 pints of funny

6 liters of trustworthy

7 ounces of responsible

8 pounds of cheerful

9 grams of respectful

10 teaspoons of “always being there when I need it”

I’m going to bake it at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes


Ethan V.

3 gallons smartness

A tablespoon of meanness

4 gallons of funniness

3 liters of tallness

1 pinch of skinniness

3 cups of idea making

40 ounces of kindness

5 grams of loyalty

2 pounds of silliness

5 gallons cleanness

Now preheat oven for 500 degrees and wait 3 summers


Magaly E.


Kind: 5 dashes

Happy: 4 kilograms

Fun: 6 Ounces

Trust: 9 Tablespoons

Always be there: 9 gallons

Responsible: 3 Quarts

Calm: 6 cups

Gaming: 509 pounds

Funny: 3 cups

Lovely: 4 pints

I am going to bake it for each school year and 390 degrees


Finnley’s Recipe for a Good Friend 😀

Kaymee A.


First you add a tablespoon of empathy,

Then you add a gallon of funniness

After that you add a cup of trustworthiness

Then you get a pinch of sassiness

Get a kilogram of loyalty

And then you get 2 pounds of kindness and honesty

Before you mix, the last thing to do is sprinkle them with love and add a once of caring to make them sweet

Once you’re done with that

Bake the friend in the oven for 2 school years. Once you’re done with the baking process you now have the bestest friend you could have!

Make a friend so you’re not lonely like before okay

Angela Belinda E

First, fill a cup of 3 kind teaspoons
Second, crack 6 eggs of funniness
Third, fill 1/3 of speaker
Fourth, throw a 1/2 gallon of different
Fifth, pour a cup of reader
Sixth, add a pound of playful
Seventh, add quarts of sharing
Eighth, add 2 pints of trust
Ninth, add of ounces of listener
Tenth, add a ½  chaotic of a gallon
Finally, mix it up for a friend so you’re not lonely

Silvestre S.

For a good friend you need a person filled with loneliness so you have to put…
1 cup of protectiveness

A dash of humor
1 tablespoon of clumsiness
A pinch of a hug
Get a kilogram of loyalty
Get a gallon of gaming
A cup of smart
A pound of happiness
Mix it all together. Preheat the oven to 215 degrees wait for a life time then take it out, then you got a crispy friend now you have a perfect friend and take them on a crispy trip.




“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.