Wishing With Stars

Ms. Manning’s 4th and 5th graders welcomed me into the school with warm, open arms. Since it was our first time meeting, we started our session with a warm-up name game. Students each shared their names along with words that describe them so I could learn more about their personalities. After settling in, we chatted about what makes poetry so special. A few students shared that poems can have rhythm, while others said they liked rhyming poems. We talked for a little longer and dove into writing some poems of our own. This week, students dreamt big and turned their wants into wish poems. I learned that Ms. Manning’s students have dreams of being the next big computer inventor and the first child in space.
Some students want to make the world a better place by ending homelessness. I left our first class inspired by all of the big dreams students have, and can’t wait to learn more about each student. Here are a few of the many great wish poems the 4th and 5th graders wrote.

Ms. Manning’s 4th Grade


by Kai A. 

I wish I had everlasting life as a superhero

I wish I had 100,000,000,000,000.10 dollars

I wish I had a puppy with a dog mom

I wish I was Nightwing

I wish I had all A+s for my whole life

I wish for world peace

I wish I had all super powers

I wish I had the best life ever

I wish everyone was perfect

I wish Covid was gone

I wish I was a good football player

I wish I had food that never went away

I wish I had 800 tacos, pizza, baked potatoes, nachos, I had everything from Chik-Fil-A because its soo good

I wish I could say to the people of the world


by Jada L. 

I wish I could eat hotdogs everyday

I wish I could go to the park everyday

I wish I could have a unicorn for a pet

I wish I could go to the beach every Sunday

I wish I could end Covid-19

I wish I could go to New York

I wish I could heal people

I wish I could talk to animals

I wish I could travel everywhere

I wish I could fly

I wish I could speak every language

I wish I could swim

I wish I could breathe underwater

I wish I could time travel

I wish I could eat a lot of cupcakes


by De’Andre B. 

I wish I had super speed

I wish I had a puppy

I wish I had good grades

I wish I had a diamond chain

I wish I could go to a football game

I wish I had an Iphone 12 Pro

I wish I had 2K21 for my PS5

I wish I had lots of money

I wish I was a level 40 in 2K21

I wish I could go to California

I wish I could get pizza everyday

I wish the PS6 could come out early

I wish I had Spiderman Peter Parker

I wish I had a new phone

Ms. Manning’s 5th Grade

Beckett D. 

I wish I had a living rubber chicken

I wish for world peace

I wish there was no homelessness

I wish I had a pet Spinosaurus

I wish I was a dinosaur

I wish there were giant worms

I wish I had a moose

I wish rocks could talk

I wish I was tiny

I wish I had clones

I wish I had a cow named Alfred

I wish there were dancing monkeys

I wish I could ride a dragon

I wish I knew a pillow person

I wish I had wings


London G.

I wish for a dog

I wish to live in the suburbs in California

I wish to get good grades

I wish to stop violence in the world

I wish to win the lottery

I wish to have a little sister


Jeremiah W. 

I wish I can do a backflip

I wish I had a lot of money

I wish I owned every shoe store in the world

I wish I can fly

I wish everything is free

I wish I can get fast food everyday

I wish I was good at every game that I play

I wish I can l sleep late

I wish I can run really fast

I wish I could get breakfast in bed

I wish I wouldn’t be sick again

I wish I can eat in my room

I wish I had soft hair

I wish monsters were real





“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.