“Mrs. Anderson, are we going to have Starbursts and read our poems like we did last year?” I was surprised when one of my students asked me this one day out of the blue. It wasn’t during writing time, just a random moment passing in the hallway- I should say an exciting moment! There had been many times when students shared their writing with the class, but just adding that tiny treat and making it more of a celebration had made it memorable. I was thrilled to find that out!
The powerpoints of the fifth grade “I Am From” poems were finally complete, so this week both classes had writing celebrations. Here is my most memorable moment:
His teacher flashed his poem and picture onto the screen. “You’re up, V,” she said. V, with his usual disheveled look, sweater hanging crookedly from his shoulders and hair mussed up, shoved his chair back and stood behind his desk. He held on the back of his chair for a second, then gathering courage, stood straight and tall. In a strong, confident voice, he read his poem. His classmates clapped in surprise, and V’s smile filled the room with light.
Some Facts About Me
I am from big feet, brown eyes, and black hair.
I am from my mom’s homemade burgers, Mom’s pizza, and tacos with chicken
I am from TV, video games, and green grass
I am from water balloon fights, doing experiments, and helping each other
I am from pumpkin pie, apple pie and cheesecake.
I am from the USA, Mexico, and Mendota.
I am from a nice family.