When Flowers Have a Nice Future

Get ready for a rainbow of poetry! First graders have been talking more and more about what makes poetry poetry. In Monday’s class, we talked about how poetry can be a way of playing with words. We practiced this idea by connecting colors to emotions, activities, and other inventions of our imaginations!

Ms. Cooley
1st Grade

Colorful Sentences

orange is a witch
purple is happy

purple is flowers inside the house,
and birds, butterflies, blankets, and pajamas

blue and yellow is when me and my mom sit on blue and yellow chairs
and we have blue and yellow snacks and color blue and yellow things
gold is coloring trees

orange is my christmas tree
pink and gray is decorating my cute pink christmas tree
I put a nice yellow star at the top

yellow is very shiny
so everywhere is very golden
so I’m yellow rich

red is a heart
blue is the sky

red is standing on magma
blue is crying and tears

red is burning fire being put out by water
blue is watching my favorite TV show Bluey
pink is a tree, strawberry milk, and one of my favorite candies, a pink lollipop

green is relaxing with my mom and my brothers
green is running to the ice cream shop to get some green mint ice cream

Ms. Armand
1st Grade

A Rainbow Day

orange is a light color in my dreams
pink is when flowers have a nice future

pink is joy
blue makes me feel good

red is un corazón,
una planta, un sol, y una casa de campamento
red is hot, scared     it burns

blue is running away from police
blue plus sad equals cry

purple is me at the beach with three umbrellas
yellow is una niña mirando el sol

blue is feeling happy when i eat sour patch candy
(*orange is my favorite sour patch candy)

blue is the water with mountains
blue is the shark jumping out of the water

pink is me and my sister at the beach
black is fun     and I like to color black

morado es una mariposa volando



“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.