Hello again, readers. Kozminski’s 4th and 5th graders jumped into our lesson this week with their artistic skills shining. We borrowed fellow Poet-In-Residence Joy Young’s lesson on art-inspired poetry, also known as ekphrastic poetry. Students read The Barbershop by Elijah G. and read-along to Derrick Barne’s Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut to get a feel for creating a scene in poetry. After reading, students spent some time drawing scenes of their own. After the artistic session, students wrote poems based on their images. Check out some of my favorites below:
by Tariq L.
The beach is hot and sunny with coconut trees
The fresh wind blows in my nose
And the water is just right
And the sun is bright and hot
The lifeguard looking if any one in trouble on his high seat
The sand made my feet burn
The clouds was white as it should be
And the picnic basket was full of snacks and food
by De’Kirra P.
The great sleep
The warm bed
The irritating chores
The annoying 3 dogs
The water running
The tasty food
The loud crying
The acting like I’m a maid
by Juelze C.
Playing outside is a blessing
Me and my brother playing football we like it so much we basically in heaven
The smell of the food on the grill as we throw the ball
This time around it is fall
The leaves fall down the tree
Moms say “IT’S TIME TO EAT.
We go and it’s warm and safe and mom fixes all of us a nice plate.
The Day I Met The Barb Nicki Minaj
by Chloe R.
The day i met Nicki Minaj.
It was loud it was people.
And me in my backyard.
Listening to do we have a problem by Nicki Minaj.
I looked up and I thought I was dreaming.
But no I wasn’t.
And then I yelled NICKI MINAJ IS THAT REALLY YOU??.
And then all I remember is me getting lit with Nicki
best time of the year.