My Little Sister Is Like A Vacuum & Other Strange Similes @ Moos Elementary

This week the students and I discussed similes. We tried our hands at surprising comparisons, to see what exciting new ideas might emerge from strange pairings…

Mr. Schade
4th Grade

New Born Sister
Olivia C.

Sisters are like candy bars because they’re sweet
Sisters are like perfume because they smell good
Sisters are like a mouse because she’s tiny
Sisters are like new clean blankies because they’re soft and cuddly


Sandra Q.

The sea is blue like the sky
Her eyes are green like a tree
The cherry is red like an apple
Her boots are brown like wood


Daelyn B.

A dirty board is like a cloudy day
An eraser is like an ice cream sandwich
The sears tower is like a hawk
A pillow is soft like a dog’s fur
My sister is noisy like drums
Colored pencils are like rainbows

Ms. Brown
5th Grade

Janari R.

My little sister
is like a vacuum

Basketball is like
a math problem


My World
Valeria C. (AKA Potato)

Ice dripping is like cold sweat
Black is like midnight
Being alone is like depression
Tar and feathers are like a hot summer day
Make-up is like pollution for your face
Music is like calm time
Life is like a potato



I have Emmet, and
he is like my brother
I have Unikitty, and
its like my enemy
The lego movie
is like everything


Ms. Echevarria

Kids are like buzzing bees
Rain is like tear drops
Talking is like communication
Words are like weapons
Disrespect is like defiance
Failure is like–



“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.