Portola Valley First Graders
Portola Valley First Graders in Ms. Ivana Hansen and Ms. Monica Gojcaj’s class wrote every line in their collaborative poem, “Woodland Poem,” which appeared in the anthology, I Have a Dream: Inaugural Poems for a New Generation (2021). Each student contributed a couplet.
Poem on Belonging
You can put anything on the magic paper Shining sun Pollen for bugs Flying in the water Eating fish Cold yummy Ice cream I love watermelons On a hot summer day Sunny days Play catch Skraps like little Vagume cleeners Peeps are yummy Nature is awesome The beautiful white petals Are like unicorn mane The keys on the piano Are sparkling like bubbly water I see a sparkling sunset With the colors green and purple Rain falls The deer look for shelter She looks like a wild fox She runs like no one’s there This leaf is ripped Like a broken wing Can you love, love? Yes, everyone can love, love. Some are easy Some are hard Family is all healthy Heart is full like a cheerful bird When my mom is not around I feel very lonely My dog Needs lots of love My dog Likes to eat my food I see myself There’s a copy of me It looks Like white and pink cotton candy It looks like A sunset could be a tree
Copyright © 2021 by Ms. Ivana Hansen and Ms. Monica Gojcaj for their first grade students. Used with permission of the authors.