More Instructions

Some students in Mr. Adenuga’s class were still interested in creating poems that give instructions for how to do things….and so we continued. Notice how one student chose a straight forward approach, while others chose to explore the non-traditional recipe form. Enjoy!

Mr. Adenuga
4th Grade


Recipe For How to Try Hard
by Coby, Jermaine, and Deandre

2 tablespoons of pencil and paper
2 desks filled with sweat and energy
Form “being the best you can be” into patties
put them on the griddle with some Slap Yo’ Mama Seasoning
and cook to medium
add slices of never giving up
and 3 sprinkles of staying in school

If this burns and you fail, you can try again
Serve with a jumbo pink lemonade


How to Organize Your Things
by Keamariye W.

It is important to be organized
so your stuff won’t just be laying on the floor
You can get a dresser to help you
organize your clothes and shoes

So many things need organizing
like tools that you use to fix cars and toys

You don’t want to lose things that
are really important like your phone, money,
or your computer
You should get a binder for your papers

You will have a good life if you stay organized
because all of your stuff is in the right place


How to Cook Reading
by Kingston T.

First, heat the oven to 348 degrees
then, get your favorite book
take some words and stir in a bowl
with a little bit of quiet and
1 teaspoon of noise
season with a bookshelf
pour on a carpet and put in the oven
and cook for 4 hours

You have to get a dictionary, and 
melt it when it’s done




“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.