Magic Words

What if you could speak a word and make something magical happen? That’s the question we started this week off with, before reading an Inuit poem called Magic Words. We had a lively discussion about all the magical things we would make happen by just saying one word out loud. Some students even made up words, like 3rd grader Emilia below. Enjoy this week’s poem!

Exta Hope

Emilia B.

Hope is a powerful word when 

I think of hope I feel exta (very happy)

one night I was thinking of hope and 

exta, then I had a dream. I could talk 

to animals. I said I don’t care

what you are, I love every animal

equally. Then I absorbed magic powers

so I can stop people that are hurting

animals and I can also help nature. 



“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.