Students Are Falling for Chocolate and Cold Weather
Sweet poetry is on the minds of Dunedin fifth graders.
Halloween was here, and now it’s gone.
Halloween on a school night is a punishment laid out on the parents and teachers around the world. Monday my students received my annual lecture: Have fun, be safe, don’t stay up too late, and please control your candy intake — and — if I find candy at school, you will soon find it in my tummy (especially Twix and Almond Joys!).
When you ask your 10-year-old students in late October, to write what’s on their minds, you find that they write about the ONLY thing on their minds: Halloween! Many of my students love to write poetry. The short, precise phrases, the sing-song-y sound, the creative thinking all makes autumn and Halloween a great topic for a budding poet.
I hope you enjoy the poems written by two of San Jose’s growing minds:
"Hall-O-Poem" by Russell
Halloween has ended now.
People said stuff like, “Wow!”
They dressed up like a king, queen, or zombie.
They got lots of candy.
If you think that was fun
It has only just begun.
It was nice to Trick-or-Treat.
I admit … it was pretty neat.
I can’t wait for next year…
They will all be filled with FEAR!
"Falling for Fall" by Rachel
Leaves turn red.
There’s a nip in the air.
It’s so cold you want to stay in bed.
Socks up to your knees,
Jackets zipped up high,
It feels like it’s below zero.
It’s a wonder that we never freeze.