Let’s Go Outside

The typical caricature of a poet that pops into peoples heads is a person with bad posture, hunched over, sitting alone in a dark room illuminated only by the faint white glow of their computer and typing away, but it doesn’t have to be like that! Writing happens in so many more place than just inside and it certainly doesn’t happen alone. Walking together outside, the students took notes of whatever caught their eye to make outdoor list poems!


Things Outside!

by Isabella P.

4th grade


a brown fussy squirrel

a huge space of dead grass

a jingle bell hanging from a tree

some weird green plants growing from the ground

a black & white feather



by Abe the Ape

4th grade


  1. scrappy bench
  2. clinging christmas decor on tree
  3. plastic scout sign
  4. rock memorial
  5. tall, big leafless tree



“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.