Wishes and Sueños

Today first graders at Brennemann imagined a world they would want to live in. Would you want to live in these worlds of wishes and dreams?

[Note: Each poem is a collaboration between students and teachers, created by collecting a few words from every student in the class. When we read the poem out loud together, students will come up with a title to add to our collaborative poem.]


Ms. Armand
1st Grade

I wish for?

I wish for the world to be made for me, the boss first grader.

I wish for a pink whole city with a pink house and pink cake.
I wish for a white tree.

I wish I could go to Japan and watch sumo wrestling.
I wish to go to Disneyland.

I wish that I can be rich and have a poodle puppy.
I wish for a cute cat to take care of.

I wish to have a human lion with 4 tentacles and 2 heads.
(One of my brothers has 11 heads and 4 arms.)

I wish for a rainbow land with unicorns next to the stars in the sky.

I wish for the world to be made for me.


Ms. Cooley
1st Grade

Dreaming wishes

In my dreams,
   quiero estar con mi familia—
   I have me and my mom
—y mi papá puede volar
   sobre mi casa y mi familia.

En mis sueños,
   mi mamá cocina carne con sopa
—I wish for my dad—
   my mom is dreaming of a candy world,
   a chocolate, candy, unicorn world,
   a chocolate chip cookie world.

I would have a candy world—
   with rainbow candy sparkles all over the world!
   I wish all of the people were made of candy.

I see a cotton candy tree,
   and no bugs—
   except for caterpillars, butterflies, and bees
—and no spiders!

I want a unicorn world!
   I would have a unicorn,
   and I would sit on the unicorn and fly—
   I wish for a unicorn with cars.

In my dreams,
   I be having fun, watching YouTube
—I have a rainbow—
   I like to color in my dreams.

I wish to see a SpongeBob world—
   a whole entire school world
   with a bunch of teachers
and i’m the boss.

I wish this whole world were mine.







“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.