Valentine Appreciation at Swift Elementary 💙💛!

When students at Swift Elementary School met with me for the 10th time since the school year began, it was on Valentine’s Day – and there was lot’s of love to go around!
We talked about what we like, who we love, what we feel grateful for, and why. In Room 204 many students wrote individual poems. In Room 208 we visited the blog post from the previous week in order to read “Monster Poems”  aloud, together. It was fun! Afterward, we decided to try something new and began writing an “I Love School Poem” as a group. Stay tuned to see how the finished poem comes out in the future!💖💖xoxo to all my Valentines in Rooms 208 and 204!

Ms Popovic
2nd Grade

“Poetry is the best! It gives us inspiration and ideas about what to write and how to spell it. Love 208!”

I love school
Samantha F., Tamila T., Fadi A., Said N., Rijan C., and Sirish A.

I love school
you get to play, you get to learn
take-aways and addition
and animal habitats
like elephants in the savanna
and tigers of the jungle
lions live in grasslands
green and yellow grasses
I love school


Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

Tunmise F.

I love my Mom
I love my Dad
I am grateful for my Mom and my Dad.
I love my family
Sometimes on Saturday my Mom lets me
buy a ball or candy from the dollar
Sometimes Ms. Leslie is like my Mom
or Ms. Amato.
I love my Mom.


Aariz A.

I am grateful for candy because the sweetness
of candy brings me to candy world and I eat so much
and I get so fat I fly to the chocolate
world then I eat so much chocolate
then I get so tall I reach God’s
I love candy


I love my friends
Agnes L.

I love my friends
I love their laughter
I love their kindness
I love how they are nice
to me
I love them
They are so lovely
Let’s have a lovely party
I have looked at Lacey
Lacey is so lovely
I love my last name
It is Lacy do not get us mixed
I love my friends.


Ethan B.

I love my friends
I am grateful for their kindness and
their jokes
I like them for their playfulness
I like them for who they are
I love my friends


I love because
Lacey V.

I love lots of good things
I love my Mom because she makes me smile
I love my Dad because he makes me laugh
I love my sister because she is nice
I love my brother because he is funny
I love my aunt because she is sweet
I love my uncle because he is caring
I love my grandpa because he tickles me
I love my grandma because she loves me
I love my teacher because she helps me learn
I love my self because I am me
I love my school because it is amazing
I love books because they are full of wonder
I love food because it tastes good
I love my friends because they play with me
I love dolphins because they are playful
I love rabbits because they are fuzzy
I love lots of good things




“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.