Tongue Twisters

It was great to be back at Hale Elementary. We hadn’t seen each other since before Christmas Break. For our 11th poetry session, after school 3rd-5th graders explored alliteration. Alliteration is when you repeat words with the same consonant sounds in a sentence. Alliteration is often used in tongue twisters, which are phrases that sound silly and are often hard to articulate.

This week we read “Picture, Puzzle, Piece,” by Shel Silverstein and “Slippery, Sloppery,” by David Williams and  In both poems living and non living  things are described using alliteration, such as the big bouncy belly of Bobo the Bear and a slippery snail that slithered slim and slid on the floor. Inspired by Willaims and Silverstein we rose to the challenge of using alliteration to not only write a group poem about lost objects but also individual tongue twisters.

So, readers try not to become tongue tied when you read out loud these tongue twisters!


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade


I Lost
by 3rd-5th Hale Students

I lost the tree that transforms into a thankful thought.
I lost my pink unicorn on a pink perfect plain.
With a swoop and a swish as Spider Man swung
high up that he touched space.
I lost a bug beyond the stars.
I lost my pink, pink, pink, extra pink plush.
I lost my big, beautiful bed as it bounced away.
My favorite, fluffy, fish, floated away!


Olivia owes me a ocean.

Milania G.


Jayce jumped in jelly juice.

-Jayce L. 


Bianca borrowed a big bobble toy.

– Evan Q. 


Ms. Joy jumped to Jupiter.

-Federico R.


Ava ate an apple.

-Alexcia S. 





“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.