On Mondays, I’m lazy!

What animal do you feel like on Mondays? How is a Friday different than a Tuesday and why? This week in Ms. Murray’s 4th grade class we read Francisco Alarcon’s On Monday I Feel Like a Dragon and talked about what animals we feel like on different days of the week. Reading through these poems this week was like taking a walk through a zoo of exotic animals and wild emotions. It’s always such a joy collecting poems from this class and getting to read how they are able to express their imaginations in such unique ways. Enjoy this week’s poems!

Early On Saturday, I’m Bored

Andrew P. 

Early on Saturday, I’m bored

like a dog cuz, when I’m mad I

just wanna bark at people. 

When I’m happy, I jump around and

play too. Sometimes I feel like a 

cat, cuz I can be lazy. 

Lazy Monday 

Jessica A. 

Sometimes I feel like a 

cat, but sometimes a panda or a sloth.

On Mondays I’m lazy, that’s what makes

me feel like a cat cause they’re lazy

And a panda cause they sleep every day

I feel sad on Monday cause Monday

means school, and school isn’t that 

fun on a Monday. Monday 

is a lazy day. 

I can’t wake up in the morning

I cry in the morning for all the 

sunlight. I wake up like a

yawning tiger then I get up and 

I don’t want to go to school. 

Animal Me

Alfie Hawkins

When I first wake up I am a 

cat. I am very lazy. 

When I go to school I am a 

sloth. I am a very S.L.O.W. walker

When I eat breakfast I am 

a mouse. I am eating really fast. 

At enrichment, I am a tiger. I 

run very fast. 

At 3:00 I am happy but then 

sad. I still have folkloric so I 

am a dodo bird. 

At home I am a lazy cat 

again. I am lazy again. 



“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.