Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poetry Podcasts by Second Grade

The second graders have been writing poetry this month.  For their latest poem, a cinquain, the students created a podcast so they may share their poems with you!  Enjoy and guess who!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Earth Day at Center School

Monday May 13 is our annual Earth Day cleanup at Center School. This year there was a poetry contest where students wrote about Earth Day and a winner was chosen from each grade. The winning poems will be published in various newspapers and be recognized by the Massachusetts Poetry society. Our students took to spending some time in our gardens, raking, cleaning up and planting flowers. This event teaches our students community involvement and encourages green living. Congratulations to our winners!  Enjoy the beautiful poems!

Earth Day by Devon Kelly -grade 5 -Mrs. Roberts

The sun shines on a world that could be better.
The sun is too hot, and I know if I was an animal suffering,
I would write a letter.
A letter saying reduce, reuse, recycle.
You can make this better!
Don't throw away paper!
Recycle it!
The ice will stay for penguins and polar bears; won't that be nice!
Stop global warming!

Earth Day by Madison Bonavita -  kindergarten -Mrs. Brydges 

I love the people on the earth.
I love the flowers and trees.
so please, please keep the earth clean.

Earth Day by Sophia Lam -1st grade -Mrs. Weiner
H elp pick up trash
E very day put cans, plastic, paper, and glass in the recycling bin.
L et's save trees by using less paper.
P lant new trees.

E njoy walking to nearby places instead of driving.
A lmost always use the stairs.
R educe, Reuse, Recycle.
T urn off the lights.
H elp save water by turning off the faucet when you are finished. 

Clean by Foster Kroon- 2nd grade -Mrs. George 
Clean the earth and save animals.
Littering is bad.
Earth is our planet.
After you recycle you change the world.
No one should litter!

If I Were In Charge of the World by Jonah Barresi  -3rd grade -Mrs. Longo

If I were in charge of the world...
I'd cancel pollution, ongoing littering, destroying forests, and also slimy gas.
If I were in charge of the world...
There'd be more wild grass, less nasty trash, and more recycling.
If I were in charge of the world...
You wouldn't have disgusting smelly trash. You wouldn't have horrible oil. You wouldn't have long roads because it destroys nature. You wouldn't have huge driveways and parking lots because it destroys wild life. 
This is what it would be like... If I were in charge of the world.

Earth Day! By Matthew Pacella- 4th grade -Ms. Hanson

When the sun shines down the grass, will grow; 
Except when the earth is covered with snow. 
Recycle and reuse to always stay green;
But don't litter to keep the earth clean.
The earth is our home and were here to stay;
So keep the earth clean and green every day.