Poets Become Heros

In their nineteenth week Hale after school 3rd-5th grade students explored the meaning of heroism. They were asked, what makes someone a hero? To figure this out we watched video clips on Tuesday of students’ favorite Disney heros and heroines such as Hercules, Ariel, and Mulan. What these characters have in common is their bravery, intelligence, kindness, and creativity.

On Wednesday we discussed everyday heros by reading the poem “My Mom is a Hero,” by Haugan Elementary 8th grader Angela L. In her poem Angela uses similes and metaphors to describe her mother. My mom is strong like Wonder Woman/ My mom is a warrior no matter what/ My mom is gold/ My mom is a lifesaver. Students discovered that heros aren’t just in movies or TV shows, but can be in our own homes and communities: parents, teachers, doctors, or crossing guards.

Inspired by Disney and Angela L’s poem, students wrote poems describing all types of unique heros and heroines.


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade


God Is Our Hero!
By Milania G. and Alexcia S.

God is a creator of earth.
God is King of Earth and Solar System.
God is history.
God is a mystery within history.
God is like a nice father.
God is my family.
God is a creator of man and woman.
God is a creator of my best friend Alexcia.
God is a creator of my best friend Milania.
God is a lifesaver.
God is as strong as love.


By Ava F.

She showed that she is a hero.
She defeated Ursula.
She got legs.
She stood up to her dad.
She rescued Prince Eric.
She got her voice.


Tom Holland ( Spiderman)
By Jayce L.

He is as good as Tony Stark,
from Iron Man in Endgame.
He is the best actor.
He is a strong superhero.


Mrs. McMurray
By Evan Q.

She helps me save my math knowledge.
She is the best teacher ever.
She is more fun than a video game.
She is the best math teacher ever.


A Hero
By Federico R.

A hero stands up for other people.
A hero is a boy or a girl.
A hero can be tall or short.
A hero can be young or old.
A hero can have powers or not.
A hero can be anyone.



“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.