(ran PW, PS editions)
Moon Lake Elementary students have penned poems, and they got to share them on a radio show.
Students in the Polar Bear Pod at Moon Lake Elementary School have been writing their hearts out, sharing their thoughts in poems.
For some, inspiration came from the family dog or cat, the sparkling stars in the night sky, a messy room or a special grandmother who's always up to playing an after-school game.
On Friday, the students had a chance to share their poems at a mid morning poetry reading with WQYK 1010-AM disc jockey Les McDowell.
Some of the poems rhymed; some did not (free verse). And there were different styles to memorize, such as "couplet," "triplet," "acrostic" and "haiku." Some poets wrote with a light and whimsical voice, keeping it short and sweet, while others told a longer and delightful story.
Here's a small sample of the students' work.
By Thomas Brunton, fifth grade
At Nana's house we play this game
No two clues are ever the same
It's called "Nana's Clues"
From clue to clue we go
Where they will take us, we do not know
Inside and outside
The clues are our guide
Here, there and everywhere
We follow these clues with great care
Finally at the very end
these clues do send
us to something very sweet
We all sit down for our special treat.
By Raven Vaughn, fifth grade
I don't clean my room
I live like a baboon
I think I'm doomed.
By Justyn Grimsley, fourth grade
Let's go to the race
and win first place
We will go real fast
Like a blast from the past
Our car will be green
Because it's a mean machine.