I Wish I Were a Marshmallow –– Wish Poems @ Avondale-Logandale

For our very first week together, the 3rd graders and I had a lot to accomplish. We discussed the residency (art class with words), what I expect from them (lots of imagination, playfulness, as well exploration and experimentation). They had lots of good questions for me: (e.g.: What if we’ve never written a poem?). And after all that, we discussed the difference between the poetic line and a story line, and then… we wrote poems! Enjoy!


Ms. Miller
3rd Grade

I Wish
Liliana C.

I wish that snow was ice cream
I wish that I lived in a chocolate house with candy
I wish that the school was made of cake
I wish that it rained ice cream
I wish that it was a summer day and unicorn was real


I Wish
Jacob M.

I wish I could get a magic tree house that I could go by tapping at a book
I wish I could go into a book and stay in it
I wish I had a pet puppy that only I can take
I wish I could break time
I wish I was flash
I wish I could be a dog


I Wish
Natalie M.

I wish that my grandma
would feel better because
a bottle dropped on her

She was
trying to get a box
for a santa doll and
a bottle dropped on her

She started
bleeding and
I called 911 and
my uncle and aunt and mom
went to the house.


Ms. Pease
3rd Grade

I Wish
Jonathan S.

I wish I had a dinosaur
I wish I could see creatures from the past
I wish I was a cheeta
I wish I was a scorpion
I wish I was Pikachu
I wish I was a dragon


I Wish
Michelle D.

I wish I had a bird
I could sleep with him all day

I wish he could talk,
and attack no one.
I’ll feed him all day,
and care for him all day


I Wish
Gerardo N.

I wish I were a marshmallow
I wish I had a lama
I wish I owned everything
I wish I had power
I wish I could transform
I wish I had googly eyes on everything
I wish it was raining tacos


Ms. Batres
3rd Grade

I Wish
Lionel F.

I wish I could fly
I wish I could reverse time
I wish I could make a clone
I wish I could be a clown
I wish I could write fast
I wish I could make books
I wish I could make games
I wish I could make presents
I wish I could go to heaven
I wish I could teleport


I Wish
Ariana A.

I wish: I had a cow
I wish: a horse could read
I wish: a cow could go to the moon
I wish : I controlled the snow
I wish: for a big toy
I wish: to have cool powers


I Wish
Anthony B.

I wish I could travel through time
I wish I could be invisible
I wish I could be the size of a LEGO
I wish I could have every single Pokemon card
I wish a robot could do my chores
I wish I could run super duper fast



“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.