“You Can Dream:” Just Ask Shoesmith 4th Graders!

During our 4th session together, 4th graders at Shoesmith Elementary poured their hearts and minds into expressing  their fantastic daydreams, their fearsome nightmares, and their dreams for themselves and our future.
The title of this post is borrowed from the title of Thaddeus H.2’s poem. Thank you, Thaddeus!

Ms. Lehner
4th Grade – Room 207

You Can Dream
Thaddeus H. 2

I dream that I live in a world with mysterious creatures
I dream that I can fly
I dream that I can live under water
I dream of there being another world on top of the clouds
I dream of being able to have some of the space on the ground
I dream of being able to go to the future
I dream of being able to walk on walls
I dream of living in space
I dream of seeing the galaxies
I dream of being a fox or a wolf


My Dreams
Caleb C.

I dream of being chased by Sonic.exe.
I save the Grinch.
I dream of sleeping within my dream.
I can be faster than Sonic the Hedgehog.
I dream of looking in Santa’s workshop.
I dream of having every toy I want.
I dream of the world being made of candy.
I dream of everyone looking like a pickle.
I dream of seeing the Grinch stealing Christmas.
I dream of being Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


my worst dreams/nightmares
Zinanta N.

1. That someone was chasing me and they were all in black and I was in Florida and I was on a bridge and I jumped in a shark’s mouth so I would not die
but sadly
I died.

2. Take covid away forever!!
3. Getting chased by Pennywise and almost losing my voice because of screaming
4. Take school away for 10 years


Adam A.

I dream to have free cash
I dream to not to get sick
I dream to get 100 dollars
I dream to get ice cream


The dream
Amir B.

I dreamed that I was spider man and that I had his powers
I dreamed that I was a famous basketball player
I dreamed that there was a hole with black and white people
I dream that I just keep falling

4th Grade – Room 208

Bela C.

I dream that I could just sit on the moon and read a book
I dream that I could jump and reach for the stars
I dream that I can wish over a star
I dream that I could dance in the sky for hours


Jamari H.

I Dream to be the best reader in the world.
I Dream to eat something as soft as a cloud.
I Dream to travel across the universe.
I Dream to travel across the multiverse.
I Dream to be the world’s richest man that ever lived.


Prentice C.

I dream that I had a golden house house and everything inside was gold
I dream I had a dog
I dream that I had a Lamborghini
I dream I had a baby sister
I dream I was a grown up
I dream I was in the NFL
I dream I had 1 million dollars to give to homeless people
I dream that we can go to school in real life
I dream there was no coronavirus
I dream my birthday was on Christmas


I dream
Misa S.

I dream that I have all the pets in roblox
I dream that I can drive a car
I dream that I can go all around the world.
I dream that I can do gymnastics in my sleep.
I dream that I have all the shoes.
I dreamed that it was still the summer time.
I dream that I can bake cakes.
I dream that my niece was my age.
I dream that I had two dogs.
I dream that everybody in the world gets a lot of money.


Jayden C.

I miss the times we could be free to do what we want outside
If anything can get better I wish it could now
I wanna be free of hiding indoors because of a virus
I wanna explore and go back to universal studios
And I want to be free to play with my friends and stop doing online schooling
I want to be with my family to go outside and find new things


Kaden D.

I dream of being hit by a car
of having no school
of drowning
of having all consoles
I dream of the world not ending
of seeing a lion out in my back yard
of my uncle hugging me
of me running down a building without dying
of me seeing spongebob


Larrion J.

I dream I’m a king
I dream I’m in the sky
I dream I will run my own business
I dream I have flying cars
I dream I will have a family in the future
I dream I am an artist
I dream I have a million of dollars
I dream I will have everything I want
I dream that there is no school tomorrow.




“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.