What 4th Grade Ears Hear

For our second session, 4th graders at Shoesmith brainstormed about the sounds they hear throughout their day, both indoors and outdoors, in school and elsewhere. Then they wrote original poems using sound as their theme.

Ms. Lehner
4th Grade 

Jerome P.

I hear the owls and
wolves howling like a strong
wind. I hear the rock
falling on water.


Madison H.

I hear my cat meowing
I hear my sister yelling
I hear my mom working
I hear my dog playing
I hear my class screaming ahhh
I hear my teacher talking
I hear my principal on the announcement
I hear my friends on the phone
I hear my phone watching tik tok
I hear the shower running
I hear the vacuum vmrr


Zahir S.

I hear the wind blowing
I hear the birds chirping
I hear leaves rustling
I hear water dripping
any sound can be made
into a song try hard and
so long.


Sunday Sounds
Minahil A.

I heard me chomping down going num, num, num
I could hear people clapping and
yelling out strong words by the
man up front.
I could hear my mom talking
and laughing on her phone and
me popping my poppit
I could hear me and my friend
yelling about the video game.


Nasir R.

I hear the air blowing
I love the wind whizzing whoosshing
I love the trees when they blow in the air
I love when the cars pass at night.


Elizabeth G.

the sound of rain sounds like tapping
the sound of cars sounds like animals running
the sound of bird chirps sounds like flutes being played



“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.