“What Does A Brain Sound Like When It’s Thinking?”

Students at Swift Elementary School greeted me with curiosity when I returned on November 22nd. They wanted to know how we would be playing with words this time around. When I asked them what kinds of SOUNDS can be heard at home, outside, and at school, some creative minds had to squeeze their eyes shut or look off in the distance to help themselves remember! It was funny when we read a poem that said beans cooking in a pot made the sound ka-pluk ka-pluk ka-pluk! This inspired a student in Room 204 to say that a trombone sounds like brub-brub! And when I was in Room 208 and said I wondered what it sounds like when students’ brains are thinking, they said: dit-dit, psh-psh! Please enjoy reading some of the “Sound Poems” that students wrote.

Ms. Popovic
2nd Grade

Ines I.

I hear a door snap like this chooo!
I hear a card slide like this sssl!
I hear sunglasses snap snap snap!
I hear a car stop slip slip!
I hear a crayon break cric!


I hear sounds
Meldin K.

I hear a gunshot.
I hear a boom from a bomb.
I hear a car crashed.
I hear a big person.
I hear a tall tall building fall.
I hear people stomping on me.


I hear music
Nermin S.

I hear music.
I hear crying.
I hear people talk.
I hear people drive.
I hear people fall.
I hear music.
I hear people dance.
I hear my brother soar.
I hear my cat.
I hear my dog.



Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

I hear
Prasanna B.

I hear people stepping in the snow. swish-swash
I hear drums banging. bang! bang!
I hear my heart beating. beat, beat.
I hear people saying ouch.
I hear people saying pizza!
I hear turkeys gobbling. gobble, gobble.
I hear lions roaring. Roar!
I hear snakes hizzing. hizz, hizz
I hear kids running.
I hear water splashing.
I hear a volcano exploding, boom!


I hear
Lacey V.

I hear kids laughing and playing.
I hear splashing in a puddle:  splash! splash!
I hear a pig. oink! oink!
I hear tree leaves blowing in the wind. rustle, rustle.
I hear birds singing.  chirp! chirp!
I hear pages of a book turning.  flip, flip.
I hear pencils writing.  scribble, scribble.
I hear teachers shouting be quiet!!!!
I hear crackers going crunch! crunch!
I hear my dad talking on the phone.
I hear kids popping bubbles. pop! pop!
I hear stomping.  stomp, stomp.
I hear kids running.  step, step, step.


Milo D.

I hear my wish coming true
I hear a bird out of the blue
I hear someone opening glue
I hear a rhythm beat
I hear my dog eat.
I hear a waterfall
I hear a man haul
I hear someone cry
I hear a rockabye
I hear my cat meow
I hear someone saying wow
I hear a bird’s wing
I hear everything



















“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.