3 May

Luna’s First Poem

Here’s what happens when I give my 4.5 year old daughter a school assignment I have used with my high school students:

 I AM

 I am (list two special characteristics you have) happy and sad

I wonder (list something you are actually curious about) which color the house the workmen are building will be

I hear (when you hear yourself talk out loud) tweet, tweet, tweet

I see (when you look in the mirror) eyebrows, eyes, nose, brain

I want (an actual desire) a pony ride with my friends Ananda & Jazmin

I am (the first line of the poem repeated) happy and sad

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I pretend (something you pretend to do) to be a kitty-cat and we are trying to catch the boys and boys like that game

I feel (a feeling about something imaginary) the rabbits and give them food

I worry (something that really bothers you) when Jazmin says “Ok, ok, I know” that makes me feel boring

I cry (something that makes you very sad or angry) when Jazmin and Ananda don’t want to be my friend

I am (the first line of the poem repeated) happy and sad

***

I understand (something you know is true) that my cousin is Omar and Didi

I say (something you believe in) I believe in my heart

I dream (something you actually dream about) about me and Teresa, and Ananda and I were on the rainbow and we rode a pony

I try (something you really make an effort about) to do a hand stand

I hope (something you actually hope for) that all my wishes will come true already

I am (the first line of the poem repeated) happy and sad

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