Mrs. Leifer’s Fourth Graders

Recently, the fourth grade students in Room 18 worked on writing metaphor poems about colors.  First we worked as a class to write a poem about white using a variety of images that the color white evokes.  Then the students worked with partners to write a poem about black which they shared with the class.  Finally each child wrote their own poem on a color of their choice.  Here are a few samples of their wonderful poems:

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Green

by Lauren Lemay

Green is cold, smooth grapes falling into my mouth.
Green is soft grass blowing in the cool wind on a hot summer day.
Green is leaves from trees dancing to the beat of the wind.
Green is trees standing tall and stiff through all four seasons.
Green is Granny Smith apples at an orchard in the fall.
Green is a leprechaun’s hat at a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Green is lucky shamrocks swaying in the grass.
Green is frogs jumping from one lily pad to another.
Green is a dump truck collecting all of our trash from our houses.
Green is grasshoppers hopping all around my back yard.
Green is dill pickles so sour and have some sound of a crunch.
Green is the feeling of sickness in my stomach at night.
Green

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Red

by Miles Claussen

Red is red blood cells in your body going from one body part to another body part.
Red is ketchup oozing out of a plastic bottle.
Red is a juicy apple crunching in my mouth.
Red is a coat when wet rain is falling.
Red is a ruby that’s shining in my hand.
Red is a red heart beating.
Red is a red marker on a blank white board.
Red is flames rising from a dark pit.
Red is a red book cover of joyful poems.
Red

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Green

by Kevin Nguyen

Green is a turtle with rough skin darting into its patterned dark green shell as its top predator is in range.
Green is freshly trimmed grass that just encountered the first beautiful sight of spring
Green is fresh peas drifting off to the bottom of the glass bowl filled to the brim with warm chicken soup.
Green is sensational Kermit the Frog being aired on a little kid’s channel for television.
Green is mint green clovers covering the small clump of brown, wet soil.
Green is a swamp with scaly alligators roaming on top of the slimy moss.
Green is mint ice cream being scooped onto a cone-shaped ice cream cone.
Green is seaweed attached to the bottom of the salty, blue ocean floor.
Green is a Granny Smith apple being devoured by a human’s sharp teeth.
Green is a tennis ball being struck back and forth by the powerful racket.
Green is an emerald being hung in the middle of beads to form a beautiful necklace.
Green is a big Christmas tree being set up with ornaments and a star for Christmas day.
Green is the feeling of sickness as I sip the nasty cherry flavored liquid medicine.
Green

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Grey

by Krystyna Benitez-Rivera

Grey is a wolf hunting powerfully along side its pack.
Grey is a sleek dolphin slicing through aqua waves.
Grey is a cloud as the rain pelts down on earth.
Grey is a stallion leading its loyal herd to feeding grounds.
Grey is a koala stripping morsels of leaves off trees.
Grey is a baby penguin waddling to its loving parents.
Grey is a loyal mutt striding beside its owner.
Grey is a hard concrete wall looming over me.
Grey is a cygnet looking at me with playful eyes.
Grey is a rock speckled with specks of mica.
Grey is a harbor seal barking enthusiastically at his friends.
Grey is a beautiful black tint.
Grey

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