Sunday, April 14, 2019

Playing With Poetry -- With FIRST Graders!

I Went to the Mexican Store

I saw
rainbow vegetables.
the best part was
a pepper
reading a book!

©1st Grade, 2019

Holy Moly! First graders at the end of the day on Friday still have SO much energy and SO much creativity! Hats off to all the first grade teachers in the world! 

We were writing a 15 Words or Less poem and we had WAY too many words. One little girl took out four boring words ("green, purple, and striped") and replaced them with one juicy one -- "rainbow." Brilliant! You have to look closely at the top right corner of the picture to see the pepper reading a book. It's a green pepper in the corner of a cardboard box, but when you see it through first grade eyes, it sure is a pepper reading a book!


  1. Seeing the world through a first grader's eyes is the best! It's a wonderful way to end the week!

  2. You have to love the surprise ending in this poem as well. How fun to go share your poetry love with all of these learning communities.

  3. Thanks for pointing out the reading pepper to us. What an imagination!

  4. As a teacher and a coach, I have always loved writing poetry with first graders. They are so crazy free and playful with their words and their ideas. Your kiddos definitely demonstrate that!


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