Writing About our Pets

When I visited Ms. Tze’s 4th-grade class at Dulles, we first spent some time getting to know each other with a name game, then I heard from them what they’d been learning so far about lines and stanzas. I had a lesson prepared around similes for my other 4th-grade class, so we read the poem “Skating in the Wind” by Kristine O’Connell George and worked on crafting some similes together. These similes turned into a collaborative poem which we titled,  “The Snake.” Then the students went on to write their own poems about the pets in their lives, real or imaginary.

The Snake
By Ms Tze’s class and Em

Black and green
2ft long
on the couch
curled around eggs
sleepy as a baby koala

I’m watching a scary movie
and eating buttery popcorn.
I got so scared
popcorn went up
and the bowl came down
right on my head
like a hat!

Dogs and Cats
By Terrence

Harlo is my small dog
he is as small as an ant

Cinnamon is my big cat
he is as big as and

By Serenity

My dog name is Juicy
and she is a pit bull she is kind
and I was watching tv and she
kind of bit me
but she did not

she seems mean but
she’s not she’s my good girl
I don’t know what I would
do without her.

My cat life of good things
By Marc

When I feed him he put his paw
on my knee. it’s mad adorable
and he love his family
and I love him even tho he is bad
my cat name is cash,
– your friend Marc

My dog
By Lily

My dog is silly as a clown
My dog’s head is a hashbrown
I went to my dog I pet my dog
the dog was so happy
so I played catch with my dog
and ate a piece of cake

I feed my dog.

By Sabrina

my family loves to have a cat but they are not allowed in Chicago.
My brother wanted his hair done and we saw
a small cat it was soo
adorable and when my brother hair was done
we had to go 🙁
I wish I saw that cat again.

By G.

I want a cat with a hat
I want to play with the cat
with the hat I play with it every day
and cover it in pink spots
and play with blue rocks.

By Ma’kiyia

My cat is sweet and really pretty and funny and fun to cuddle
I love my mom she is the best she cook she cook pasta
and vegetables and with shrimp
and she makes koolaid and I have two cats
rocks and bella.





“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.