Sound poems

This week, we focused on what we hear every day! Students thought about the sounds they listen to at home, at school, and outside.

Lesson Note: By focusing all o our attention on only one of our senses, we realized how much we hear every day and how much learning about sounds can tell about a person.


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade


The Sounds I Hear at School

by Tamia D.


I hear the boy behind me

smacking on M&M’s. I hear

the water fountain going

shhhhh. I hear people tapping

their pencils going tap tap

tap. I hear people talking

going pssss psssss. I hear

people clicking their keyboard

going click click click.


My Favorite Sounds

by Niko R.


I hear the swish of the basketball hitting the net

I hear the crack of a baseball bat hitting a home run

I hear the klunk of a baseball mitt catching a fastball

I hear the pitter patter of the rain falling from the sky

I hear the bounce of a basketball being dribbled

I hear the shhhh of the wind wooshing

I hear the flow of the river

These are my favorite sounds



Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade

Relaxing Sounds

by Yaritza D.


I love hearing the rain. It is so relaxing

Hearing the wind just makes me happy

When I’m stressed out the relaxing music is all I need

The sound of the rain is relaxing

When I’m mad I hear relaxing music

Hearing the sounds of birds singing makes my day better

The leaves falling sound is relaxing

Hearing my family laugh just makes me happy

Hearing my friends makes me happy


Jackie’s Sounds

by Jacqueline G.


I hear the microwave humming

I hear the cabinet door slamming

I hear my dog go bark, bark

I hear the soup go bubble, bubble

I hear the whispers in my ear

I hear the stove go tic, tic

I hear my sister screaming

at the top of her lungs

I hear my shoes go tap, tap

I hear the talking fade away

I hear the alarm clock go ding, ding



“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.