True Hues @ Miles Davis Elementary

What a great introductory week we had at Miles Davis! Our first lessons in Ms. Tamru’s 6th and 8th grade classes were an exploration of creativity and color. After defining essential terminology in poetry together, the youth investigated themselves, their homes, or simply created a reality for their favorite colors

Ms. Tamru’s 6th Grade Class



Okay, so one of my favorite colors is yellow

It rhymes with Othello and there’s also

A Ninja Turtle with the name Donatello


I also like blue, it’s really cool too

The Blue Line train goes “choo choo”

There’s a guy who also likes blue

He lives on 5th Avenue and loudly plays the kazoo

I’m not the only one!

I’m going to have fun with others who like the color blue

Now I’m done

You must be spun

This rap is original and can’t be redone

I spent a lot of time doing this rhyme,

looking for whatever words I could find

And it didn’t cost a dime


Ms. Tamru’s 8th Grade Class

“The Purple In Me”

Imani H.


The purple in me says

I’m fierce  and free

The purple in me holds

my bold mystery

The purple in me screams

this girl is royalty

The purple in me leads

with grace and dignity

The purple in me has plans

for me to rule the world throughout eternity

The purple in me shouts to

the rooftop I’m beautiful!

in a dainty decree

The purple in me shows

God’s strength and courage as part of his royal creativity

The purple in me dances



And inspire us all

to just be unique



“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.