Friday, November 27, 2015

Personification Poems

Fall

Like a moth to a flame for the beauty, the leaves dancing in the gentle breath of the Earth on a crisp autumn day.
A flower smiling up at the sun like a baby to his mother, the twigs snapping under the mighty force of a pack of wolfs like the playfulness of child jumping into leaves.

Kaitlyn


Seasons        
The river races down the stream quite quickly
but not as quick as me.

The wind whispers to me quietly
in the air and over the mountains.

The thunder booms loudly,
it laughs in the clouds.

The snow dances in the air
until it falls on me on the ground.

Kayley



Bright red leaves are dancing in the sky whirling around to the ground, waiting for a little child to pick it up and the child’s mouth will open so wide with aw, that 2 frogs could fit in it and have plenty of more space to hop around.

The sun is shining in the sky, looking over everyone happy as can be. The fire on the sun is dancing around with a partner, making the sun even brighter every minute.

The wind is whispering in your ear, keeping you company while you trudge along the path to go to a friend’s house.

The moon is sad because no one is outside in the night for him to see. When he is sinking down into his big bed and while he’s sinking into a deep slumber, he see’s a small child waving at him and whisper, “goodbye moon.”

Renny


The Beach
The sun’s arms wrap around you
The wind calms you down
The sand tickles your toes
Your sandwich hides when a seagull comes near
Your towel helps you dry when you come out of the water
Your umbrella protects you from the sun’s rays
The waves fight against the surf boards
Conch shells hide, not wanting to be found
Your book interests you, telling you more and more stories

Emily


Storm

Clouds are racing through the sky,
Scared of the storm that is blowing by.

The trees shiver, as the wind starts to blow,
The cold night begins and the moon starts to glow.

The rain pours, harder and harder,
The house stands strong, being my guarder.

The leaves dance and swirl around,
The wind won’t let them touch the ground.

But by my fire, safe and warm,
I am protected from this storm.

Greta




More Bio Poems

The Woods

I am the deer nestled away in the brush.
I am a moose in the swamp eating
I am a biker biking in the woods
I am leaves rustling in the wind
I am the clouds in the blue sky
I am a football dodging trees
I am fun.

Charlie




This is Me

I am the roaring of the sea
I am as creative as a human mind can be
I am the heart of a ragin fire
I am as powerful as a geyser
I am as peaceful as a butterfly
I am as nice as the sky
I am the sun so bright
I am the shining moon in the night
I am a morning bird chirping
I am a sneaky cat lurking
I am as warm as coffee
This is me.

Elizabeth



I am an eagle soaring in the sky
I am a monkey swinging tree to tree
I am a cheetah hiding in tall grass
I am a bunny hopping bush to bush
I am a shark hunting for its prey
I am a person falling down and getting up
I am a lion fighting for its home
I am a bull charging powerfully

Gabe



Me

I am a singer of songs,
I am a dancer to music,
I am an actor,
I am a colorful flower,
I am thirsty for thunderstorms,
I am a brave jaguar,
I am a glistening star,
I am a tree swaying in the wind,
I am a wave crashing on the shore.

Bailey

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bio Poems

Fall


I am the leaves that
fall in autumn
I am as brave as the first
snowflake
I am the fireflies lighting up
the sky at night

By Chloe





I am the sky light in the sky
I am the snow gently falling
I am the friendly fish swimming in the sea
I am the snake that slithers away
I am the waves gently floating
I am the cheetah that runs so fast
I am Alive


By Taylor




I am the snow that is falling all around you
I am the bright sky that's up above you
I am the dark shadow that always follows you
I am the glittery, white snow all around in the winter
I am a cute, white kitten playing with a string left behind


By Meghan                                                                                                                                                                                                


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

One of Mrs. Vargo's Favorites

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost1874 - 1963
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/road-not-taken

We're Coming Back!

We have certainly taken a bit of a break from our blog postings!  The first year trying out a blog that the students have been contributing to was an overall successful one.  There are definitely things I would like to make improvements with and am working on some new plans.  One change we are going to try this school year is to have our blog focus on poetry.  Students will share poetry by other authors that they enjoy reading, as well as sharing their own poetry.  This will be another experiment! Thanks for sticking with us while we play with blogs as a form of publishing our writing!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chess by Greta

A few weeks ago, Kayley, Emily, Bailey, Elizabeth, and me went to Mrs. Torrey's group during skils. I really like going to Mrs. Torrey's group because we get to do fun games such as Othello, Forbidden Island, Dabble, and Set Cubed.  We walked down the hall and Bailey told me that if we could play chess, he would want to face me. I knew that he would win but I said "Okay!" We found Mrs. Torrey and she told us that she had set out three games in the Cougar Den, Chess, Set Cubed, and Dabble. Kayley and Elizabeth wanted to play Set Cubed and Emily was going to play Dabble with Mrs. Torrey. So that left Bailey and I to play Chess. "I call white!" I said.


   We set up the board and I moved the pawn in front of my king forward one space and then Bailey moved his knight forward. I moved the pawn in front of my queen forward and then I realized that there was a knight threatening each of my pawns.


   We went on like that for a while. First Bailey got both of my bishops and both knights because he got his queen out. I kept my rooks safe because I am good with my rooks. I find them the most useful pieces on the board besides the queen. Except, then I missed a chance to get his queen and then he got one of my rooks. He got my queen.


   Toward the end of the game, he had a rook and his king and a pawn and I had my king, and a few pawns. I brought the pawn to the end and got my queen back!!!!! Then his pawn was about to get to the end and get his queen so I zoomed over there right away. Finally I had to do something so it would be a tie because I could not do anything to get his king out or else his pawn would be promoted and he would get his queen back and I would be outnumbered. So the game ended in a tie. That was better that I was thinking!!!!!!!!!!
   

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Softball

I am signing up for softball. Softball is really fun. I recommend it for everyone. This is what you do in softball: you bat or you're on the field. I like batting. I love playing softball with my best friends. In softball you get uniforms like socks, pants, a shirt, and a visor. I hope you play softball or baseball.
                                                                       By Elizabeth