But It’s Still Part of Your World ––– Odes @ Moos

This week we worked on two different poems, one for 2nd grade and one for 3rd.

The second graders learned about stanzas, and delved deeper into understanding poetic line breaks. We discussed rhythm, feeling, and meaning, while reading Quiet Night Thoughts, by Li Bai, also known as Li Po, and Li Bo.

Third graders read Neruda’s Ode to Enchanted Light, in original Spanish and English translation, and thought about a space outside that makes them feel right with the world. Even if its just for a moment, what is that space or activity that makes you feel like the world makes sense, the world is a beautiful place, or however you’d like to think of it.

Ms. Mathes
2nd Grade

Adonis D.

I see from my bed is my dark closet
I think someone is going to pop out
I dream I am a superhero and I save the day


Evelyn J.

Antes de dormir veo a mi perrita,
a mi mama, a mi hermano y a mi papa y a tele.

Y sueño de mi hermana Daisy y mi mamá y mi papá y mi hermano.

Evelyn J.

Before bed I see my dog,
my mom, my brother and my dad and the television.

And I dream of my sister Daisy and my mom and my dad and my brother.

Quiet Night
Arieliz L.

Before my bed
I see my mom and dad
I see my stars


Ms. Willis
3rd Grade

Ode to the Park
Jalyssa P.

We run, we play, we skip, and we make.
But we do it all at the park, oh the park.
Boy do we have fun all at the park.
We can love the park, and we can hate the park.
But it’s still part of your world.


Ode to Kentucky
Nathalie L.

Hill and curved roads you
get to see the city’s light.
I felt like I was in a world
that never ends.


Ode to Soldier Field
Eli V.

At Soldier Field its crowded
but it’s free
At Soldier Field it’s loud
but encouraging
At Soldier Field it’s energetic
but not tiring

At Soldier Field it’s big
but easy to find your way
At Soldier Field it’s cold
but fun

At Soldier Field I feel free
that if I yell I won’t get
into a trouble


Ms. Sigmond
3rd Grade

Ode to Soccer
Yuliana C.

I see
people with
yellow shirts
looking at me.

floats my
boat is
to play soccer.

It feels
good to
be on the


Ode to Pool
Ivannia P.

I see people jumping and I also see
them playing having fun and they’re talking
and the water comes to me and pulls me too!

I see people eating and it is
really loud and people cab scream and
they could also do fun stuff!


Ode to Park
Bryanna D.

I see people playing in the playground
and also jumping like in the monkey
bars and the slide and swings.

and that people also like playing
in the grass like playing
tag and running.



“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.