Museum of Play-doh

For this week (which happens to be our last week of poetry until we spear off into a much deserved and needed winter break!) we continued to practice our new vocabulary word: ekphrasis. While the previous ekphrastic session had students using a 2D medium and drawing sketches, this session we decided to go 3D. Using Play-Doh the students made their own sculptures and went around the room writing in response to their sculptures!

sculpture by Ava N.


Rock Star

by Alexcia

4th grade

hair as black as a dark room

with pink like a rainbow

red puffy lips

as nice as a santa hat

peach skin as my own


sculpture by Olivia



Flower Power

by Olivia

4th grade


Flowers in the wind

Flowers in the rain

Flowers for wherever you are

and the smell is as sweet

as candy


sculpture by Anabella





4th grade


The noodles are yellow like a star

and the tomato sauce

is as red as as a red shoe



Ava. N.

4th grade

only a little bit sauce

long noodles

blue spoon


sculpture by Alexcia


Cookie Monster

by Ava N.

4th grade


greedy as a cookie monster

blue like a cookie monster

clumsy as a cookie monster






“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.