Strong as a Raging Fire

For our third week at Jordan, 6th graders delved into the wonderful world of similes! First, we talked about what a simile is and students heard their classmates give examples (for instance, this soup is as hard as a rock). Then, we watched a clip from Mulan that demonstrated similes perfectly — from the classic song “Be a Man.” 

Finally, we read and discussed Ada Limon’s “Triumph Like a Girl.” We tal;ked about why the author might compare themselves to this animal, and what it says about her in doing so. I’m happy to share some of the poems that students wrote. Enjoy!

Ms. Hamer’s 12:50pm Class

How to make someone happy like a dog

by Jazmin

When your dog sees you cry
They come and give you joy,
know we need to do that
like a dog we can’t probably
feel it, but we can see it
so when you see someone
sad try to make them happy
and if you can’t talk to them
then hug them like a dog
then they cuddle you

The Lion
by Armando

the lion gets bullied because
people think his name is lion the
liar and every time he did something 
cool they say he lyin’. 

Ms. Hamer’s 1:50pm Class

How to jump high as a cat
by Ahmad

jump high like a cat or run fast as a cat
or how to climb stuff like a cat or know
how to land on your feet like a cat.



“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.