Poetry Final Party (5th Grade)

We celebrated our final day of 5th grade poetry with a party today! We received our beautiful poetry anthologies, with a poem from each student. We then had a reading and the excitment in the air was palpable! So many kids read and shared and the poems crackled with emotion, figurative language, and sensory detail. Then we went outside and the students chalked the playground with their favorite lines from their poems. We finished by writing a group poem called “Poetry Is…” Each student wrote their own definition of poetry, including “your feelings spilling out of a bottle,” “a turtle on the moon,” and “a burrito holding us all together.” I will miss these insightful and kind kids and their poems so much!



“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.