Little tiny poems from Chelsea School — I just adore them!

This week I am working with three groups of children at Chelsea Primary School on Auckland’s North Shore for four days. It is a warm and friendly place to visit. Everyone is SO helpful, staff and students!  It is really great having extended time with students.

This school has a great view so today we went outside and hunted for words, and then came in and wrote little poems.

ONE We have been playing with how many words go on the line.

TWO We have been paying attention to the word on the end of the line.

THREE We have been searching for strong detail.

FOUR Today we tried to write poems using no more than 15 words.

FIVE We made a list of words we wouldn’t use because we wanted our poems to show these words by using strong detail (cool, beautiful, awesome, nice and so on).

 

Here are just a few of the terrific poems that were launched on the page today:

 

From Years 1 and 2:

 

The Sugar Factory

The sugar factory is very

very sugary and smoky.

Theo

 

The View

The sky tower is

silver.

It reminds me

about a rocket

and

a shooting star.

Charlotte

 

The View

The sky

is blue like

the

water. The harbour bridge

reminds me of Grandma and Grandad.

Jessica

 

The View

I see

a slide. It is

blue. I

also see

a brown house.

Joshua

 

 

from Years 5 and 6:

 

Rangitoto

A funny shaped

volcano guards

Auckland, as well

as attracting tourists.

It shines brightly

in the morning.

Macson

 

Industrial Skyline

Our bridge bends

in  an arch,

a needle like

tower shines silver.

Alex

 

Humble Here

The factory orange

billows sugary smoke.

The trees thrive.

So romantic a view,

in every place.

Alex

 

Rangitioto

The long grassy fields

cover the

volcanic rock

of the explosion, blending

with the clear sea.

Daniel

 

The Ocean

The dark blue ocean

sparkled everywhere

with all the

different sized boats floating.

Iban

 

Tiny Little Automobiles

Tiny little

automobiles,

a little bit like ants

crawling

along the big black

road.

Hunter

 

The Orange Fairy Fortress

The orange fairy fortress

down by the sea,

I wish it was

a fortress,

not a sugar factory.

Lauren

 

From Years 3 and 4:

 

A Piece of Sky

A little bit of cloud

all fluffy like candyfloss,

dipped in cornflower blue.

Maia

 

A View

A view of the sea,

like a moving carpet

aqua blue.

Maia

 

Harbour Bridge

The harbour bridge

is bright at night,

it lights in

different colours.

Isabella

 

The Ocean

The ocean

is like a big blue

blanket

embroidered

with little

fish.

The boats

racing on

top of it,

the first one

to the end

wins.

Raina

 

View

Big huge pencil

in the middle

of nowhere.

Cranes growing

up high like

a skyscraper.

Alex

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Little tiny poems from Chelsea School — I just adore them!

  1. Ilona Rapp

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful poems. Your site inspires me to provide an environment which nourishes my own children’s communication and creativity.

    Reply

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