Moos – Week 9
This class looked at Audre Lorde’s “Hanging Fire.” I like it because of the equal value it gives ashy skin to death, and the mysterious repetition of her (supposed) uncaring mother. It worked really well as a model text for the students because of that repetition and because of the universality of insecurity.
Also, at one point, one of the students asked the lord for help in her poem. Then she asked Audre Lorde for help. “O Lorde help me! Audre Lorde help me!” It was beautiful.
Ms. Ramirez – 4th Grade
“Will I Past”
Will I ever past 4th grade. Maybe
I will break a arm. I write with them
I won’t past. Or I need to leave early when
ISAT is about to start. Or I got murderd but
they fix me when ISAT is over. What if there
is a math problem that
could put my grades better? I
got braces and can’t talk. What if
I need good grades past too and I only got
bad grades. Will I live with all this worries?
I am worried
about cows getting killed and
turned into burgers. Why I am
worried about cows? Because cows
are my favorite animals.
“I’m Worryed about a Snow Storm”
I am worried that a snow storm
will tear down my house and my
mom is washing dishes.
I am worried that the snow storm
will break my bed and rip my clothes
and my mom is washing dishes.
I am worried the snow storm will
take my toys and clothes then
I will have nothing to play with
or I will not change my clothes because
I will not have no more.
Ms. Morales – 6th grade
Every day I go to school my
friend always say “ahh” but
every time I go to lunch kids
always stare at me. How
come Oscar always pokes me?
When my friend always plays
she gets mad. When my friend wants
to play with me she touches
me, and how come Oscar always
When my friend hits me I get
mad, but after I sit down to
make bracelets, she always wants
one – and how come Oscar always
When I go to school I’m always
tired. After reading class we get a
math test, and how come Oscar
always pokes me?
My friend annoys me when she wants
something, but more anoying are boys
who play dirty and please, how
come Oscar always pokes me?
“I am Insecuritie for my Mom”
I am insecure for my mom
‘cause when she goes to work then comes
back at 3:00 and if my brother and sister
get on her nerves
she will say that she wishes that she
can go jump off of a brige.
When she says that, it makes me mad and
want to punch the wall in my room and
it makes me want to cry and when I do
she will come in my room
then tell me that she is sorry
and tell me how she feels when my
brothers and sister
make her mad and I just feel
like slapping them.
“Monday’s Are The Worst”
Today is Monday
the worst day of
the week. I have
school, then after school
is homework like always.
Then after Monday is Tuesday
and it goes on and on.
Finally it’s Friday, but
the teacher gives us our
report and Monday’s are the WORST!!!
It’s Monday again
but today we have ISATS
the most important test of Elementary.
I showed my report card to
my parents. The only bad grade
I had was a D- which is
surprising to me. I think why
are ISATS so big? Mondays are the
Ms. Moss – 4th grade
“Why Do I Hate Storms?”
Why do I hate storms? Why
do I hide when pillows and blankets and
my mom’s just shopping? Why
in the summer I look out the window
and my brother’s just playing
video games and tornados
Will my family ever hate me?
Am I smart or am I dum? Will
I die from the weather? Will I
ever get a job? Am I a good
reader? Will my dad
leave my side?
I am nine
and I want to know if I’m
or wrong. Am I smart
like the others in my class? Am
I going to embarrass myself
sooner or later? Will my family
have my back even if I do