On Mondays, I feel marvelous!

Today at Brennemann, our first grade classes were full of animals and emotions! We read Francisco Alarcón’s poem, “On Monday I Feel Like a Dragon / El lunes me siento como un dragón”. We talked about different ways we feel on Mondays, and compared our emotions to furry, feathered, smooth, and scaly creatures. How do Mondays make you feel?

Ms. Cooley

1st Grade

On Mondays I feel
like a sad alligator who lost their baby,
like a happy tiger when I’m at home learning how to cook,
like a sleepy bird in the afternoon.

I feel sleepy like a bear when I play games late at night,
like a sleepy panda when my sister is bothering me and I can’t get rest,
a sleepy cute bear when I go to bed,
a sad bear
when my sister

On Mondays I feel like a happy penguin,
like a happy whale when there are people in the school,
a happy bird when I take a walk with Rocky, my little dog,
a happy bird
when I think

Ms. Armand

1st Grade

On Mondays I feel like
a calm turtle or a scared bear.

I feel sleepy like a puppy,
sleepy like a cat,
sleepy como un caballo cansado,
subiendo las escaleras y se calló.

When I’m at school with my sister,
I feel like a happy horse and a sleepy koala.

I feel excited like a lion,
excited like a cute puppy,
relaxed like a cat.

Sometimes, me siento mad
like a tiger, como un panda enojado.

Me siento triste like un perrito,
golpeado en sus patitas por piedras.

On Mondays I feel marvelous,
like cheetahs, tigers, and lions
when they’re running fast to eat.

I feel like a happy cheetah
when me and my mom go to the movies,
eating popcorn.

I feel happy like a puppy,
like a happy ice dragon,
happy like an elephant who raised its trunk.







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