Hello readers! This week, Kozminski’s 4th and 5th graders took a trip to outer space. We were inspired by fellow Poet-In-Residence Joy Young’s space exploration lesson and started off our session with some good poems. Fourth graders read Allan Wolf’s “The Day The Universe Exploded In My Head” and fifth graders read “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” a poem written almost 100 years ago. After reading together, students individually wrote a few lines to add to our class poems. Check out what each grade came up with below.
I have this thing called a brain.
Knowledge sticks to it like a wet candy cane.
In the universe of my brain a lot of thoughts are running and skipping
and they wouldn’t notice if a pipe was leaking.
My brain is big like some asteroids, and the universe
Fast and first
My brain is like the universe, always twirling
My arms are like solar wind, always whirling
I have different black hole in my head.
Each black hole leads me ahead.
Stars In the night the stars are very bright
they remind me of a kite.
The earth is a ball.
The stars will give you a call.
Stars started talking
Venus was walking
If we roam in space but we can’t fly
maybe we can try, we can come by.
The sky is light
It shines on me bright
I am happy because of the sun
I like having fun
Looking in the sky
Wanting to fly
The stars disappearing
as the sun starts appearing
I was flying so high
I could see all the little stars cry
I’m gonna have to pay attention,
Or I might be headed to a whole new dimension
When I landed on a planet it was so big
I had to dig my way out to my spaceship
I shine so bright
people think i’m a star at night
Like the vastness of space
My brain is huge, an infinite database
I am my spark
Like stars in the dark
So if you and me shine
just know its a sign