“I Wish” Poems


In my classroom, we had been reading and discussing poetry for a couple of days. I wanted my students to write their own poems, but wasn’t sure where to start.

I had remembered from the school I was previously at a poetry assignment one of the teachers had done, and I loved it! I decided to use her idea in my own classroom, as well!

Thanks, Shannin Kishbaugh! 🙂

These were our “I Wish” poems. I gave my kiddos the task to write at least five wishes that they had. They could be anything!

They turned out wonderfully. And of course, they made me laugh.

Here’s a couple snippets from a few:

I wish I had new baseball gloves.

I wish I could fly. 

I wish America would defeat the terrorist group.  (Okay, this made me snort with laughter.)

I wish I could earn $1,000,000,000,000 every ten years. 

I wish I could go in and out of video games.

I wish I had a bear for a dog. 

I wish I owned the NBA.

A kid can dream, right?!

Then there were the ones that made me cry. These are the ones I think of late at night and keep me from sleeping.

I wish I could read.

I wish I could be smart. 

I wish I could learn like everyone else. 

These are the things that keep me motivated to be the best teacher that I can be. I long for these little guys and girls to feel successful and proud of themselves. That’s what I’m here to do, above all else.





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