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.