Place Poems

Lesson Note: This week, we drew places that were special or significant, and then we wrote poems about those places. We learned that writing poems about a piece of art is an ekphrastic poem. We also incorporated onomatopoeias, which are words that sound exactly like the sound they make!


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade


My Favorite Bedroom

by Luis O.


I love my bed because

I get to throw my head

and my cat loves hats

and he goes meow and

I love drinking Sprite

and when I open it goes tsssssk.


My Auntie’s House

by Tiffane R.


At my auntie’s house

you can hear

the pan sizzling with oil.

You can see my god-sisters

fighting over who gets what.

You can taste the food from the pan,

feel the fluffy carpet on your hands.


Wing Stop

by Rosalia R.


Wing Stop is my favorite place

I love the wings

My mom used to work there

I knew everybody since I was 6 years old

My childhood right there

You can add hot sauce to your fries.


Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade


My Messy Room

by Daqwan W.


My name is Daqwan

You might know me.

My room is so messy

it needs to be cleaned.

Mom tells me every day

but I disobey. She begs and

begs but I say later.

I think I’m starting to be a hater.

My room is so messy,

it needs to be cleaned.


My Home

by Jourden and Jayden P. 


My dog is barking and

mom is cooking my favorite meal.

Baked pork chops and macaroni and cheese.

The chicken is sizzling.

The cake smells like apple pie.

My dogs love playing with each other.

I hear my mom laughing

and talking with her friends.


My Sister’s House

by Giana F.


Screaming, cooking, cleaning and playing

The house is as clean as a brand new home

So many pictures just like a photo gallery

but when I enter my nephew’s room…

it’s a disaster. I try to clean

but he comes right back

and messes it up.

He can NEVER keep his room clean!



“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.