Wednesday, April 17, 2019


The classroom stuffed animals wanted to get in on the Haikube scene. Why should Hem and Rhino have all the fun? On the left is the hamster from Laura Shovan's book The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, in the middle is a camel one of my Egyptian students gave me, and on the right is Grumpy Bird. They watched last week while their small humans took the Language Arts state test, and the classroom is now ready (all math charts hidden or removed) for the Math portion of the state test. They know how hard their small humans have been working, and they wanted to write a poem to encourage them.

realize sweet grace
you hold dynamic marvel
you have pluck enough

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


  1. What a wonderful idea. I'd love to hear "I Am" poems from your stuffies. Good wishes to those dynamic marvels this week.

  2. pluck enough--what a great phrase!

  3. Love those "small humans." You have a talented and thoughtful group of stuffed animal poets there.

  4. Going to share this with my sixth graders tomorrow. We are in the same place as you are, language arts last week, and math this week. The tests are grueling and they definitely need all of the pluck they can get!

  5. "pluck enough"
    This is fabulous.
    Love to your sweet humans. All of the animals at The Poem Farm send purrs and snuggles. And of course these humans know they are enough because their teacher is mighty dynamic herself. x

  6. Another vote for the fabulousness of "pluck enough"!


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