Sweet Dreams

For Week 2 of the poetry residency at Hale Elementary, the poets submerged themselves inside the weird and spectacular world of dreams. We asked ourselves what details can we remember from our dreams and which one of our dreams do we aspire to make true. Afterward, students created their own micro poetry chapbooks where alongside written lines of their dreams were drawings that helped bring their words to life!


My thoughts and dreams

by Olivia

4th grade

I dream about

having A’s in every class

and when I was little

I saw a movie that was scary

and had a nightmare about a doll.

I dream that I am on a table full

of candy.

I dream I have a millions toys.

I dream about a man in black

chasing me.

I dream about me

walking on a rainbow.



I dream…

by Alexcia 

4th grade



I dream of owning

a puppy because

I love dogs.

I dream about having

a baby sister

because I want someone

to play with.


My dreams…

by Anabella

4th grade


I dreamt about

plants and me

watering them

I dreamt about

getting a dog

I dreamt about

someone chasing me

I dreamt about

going skydiving



“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.