The Pencil Always Dances: Personification at Moos Elementary

The third graders at Moos Elementary learned a hefty new vocabulary word this week: personification! Next they investigated their classroom for objects to personify. If the books suddenly came alive, what would they do? What would they say? We cast a magic spell over the room and brought these normally quiet objects to life!

Ms. Freedman
3rd Grade

Karina L.

The pencil always dances
around the paper and it
always makes a mistake of
dancing too fast and it forgets
something that you want
and some of the pencils make
tricks and the pencil does
not want you to write what you


Lamp, lamp, lamp!
Aileen G.

When you turn off the lamp it runs around

When you turn off the lamp it gets night
When you talk to the lamp it starts crying

When its morning and the lamp wakes up
it starts to whine all day

If you take the lamp to the park
it gets lost all night

If you take the lamp to the store
it wants everything

If you take the lamp to the
fair it gets wild

If you take the lamp to his f
friends house it eats a lot

Bryan A.

The glass says “knock”
It does spelling
The glass stays in the windows
It can say voices and we

It sees eraser
the eraser falls in the pool


Ms. Brown
3rd Grade

Elijah O.

Cars open doors for you
Windows can speak to you
Pencils eat words
Pencils steal words from us


Aliyah S.

When the door is open it is hungry
And when you go in it you get eaten
When the door is closed it is full


Josyline C.

Paper folds itself and
flies around the classroom
paper goes for a workout

Ms. Sweeney
3rd Grade

Darius M.

When I got my book today
the book was called disney
channel story but when I got
to the first page the book went
in the air started spinning and then
it fell. Then one minute later the
book started talking and walking
around to the point when all
my other books did the same
thing for a second I thought about it
I said is this magic they
circled around me and then
I started flying and they gave
me powers to fly around super
fast! The end.


Mariah J.

Lamp do I want you on
or off. A lamp that is on
says come sit by me and read a book
When the lamp is off it says good bye see
you tomorrow

Lamp to I want you on or off


Xzavier J.

Books talk when
the book is open
books don’t talk when
the books is closed.
Books look at you when
they are closed. Books
are awake when
the book is open
the books says Read Me
when it is open
the book says
don’t read me when
it is closed



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