Let’s Make Some Noise

This week for their ninth after school poetry session 3rd-5th graders at Hale became noisemakers! Students were introduced to onomatopoeia, words in poetry that imitate sounds from people and objects. On Tuesday we read the poem, “At The Fireworks,” by Kelly Roper. In her poem Roper uses onomatopoeia words to create sound effects, which makes the reader feel as if they are watching fireworks during the Fourth Of July. Whoosh…Boom!/ Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle./Oh! Ah! Ooo! Together we wrote a class poem describing the different sounds we hear at Hale Elementary.

On Wednesday we learned to play basketball, by reading the poem “Dribbling,” by Kwame Alexander. In his poem Alexander uses onomatopoeia to describe the speaker, a young boy who plays this intense sport. SWOOP into the finish with a fierce finger roll/ straight in the hole / Swooooooosh.

Students were excited to use onomatopoeia to describe some of their favorite hobbies. Turn up the volume to listen to these noisy poems and artwork.


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


Sounds Of Hale Elementary  
by 3rd-5th Graders

I hear people screaming at lunch Ah Ah Ah Ah!!!!!
Kids going munch, munch, munch during lunch, lunch, lunch.
The roar of the kids when we switch classes.
I hear screeches.
My cat eating, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch.
My clock goes tick, tock, ticking.
The fans in my school go swish, swish.
I hear the water bottle go click, click, click. 


Art Fantastic
By Angela A.

My scissors go SWOOSH, SWOOSH.
My eraser goes Shhh! Shh!
My watercolors go Drip! Drip!
My origami paper Crunches! Crunches!


By Jayce L.

BANG! goes the bat!
Pew! goes the spit!
ZOOM! goes the ball!
Yay! goes the players.


My Hobby Gymnastics
By Alexcia S.

I go on the beam Tip Toe, Tip Toe.
I do a bridge CRACK, CRACK, CRACK.
I do a handstand BOOM, BOOM, BOOM.






“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.