Odes to Food & More from our Young Writers at Sunset Elementary

SUNSET Fall 2014 TMWFIThis fall the 3rd-5th grade students at Sunset Elementary focused their creativity on food writing. Using all of their senses to write similes and metaphors, to personify food, making them characters in exploring their worlds and going on adventures; they’ve written odes to the food they like best, and even recipes of themselves.

 

From “Odes to Food”

Ode to Melons

In Summertime melons roam the streets of the city. Honey Dew Melon is as sweet as candy. Continue reading

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Thanksgiving

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt has a theme you may have guessed – Thanksgiving: As you prepare to celebrate tomorrow, what are you thankful for? Write a little poem about the things you are thankful for in your life. Are you thankful for people who love you and friends to play with? Are you thankful for soccer or pumpkin pie or good books to read? Share your poem with your friends and family.

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Buried Treasure

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about buried treasure: Imagine you are playing in the park and spot something shiny in the bushes. You take a stick and dig around the object and pull out a shiny golden ring. Whose ring is it? Where is it from? How old is it? What do you do next?

 

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Madera Elementary’s Recipe Writers

Madera Elementary’s 3rd-5th graders have been writing about “Secrets” this fall. They created secret identities, codes, mysteries…who knows if they will share the rest! ;)

 

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Kevin Zachary Liliana Mihn Xuan Emma Sidney & Anna hard at work!

Click on each photo to read some of their creations from a day working on secret recipes & free writing (in their own script): Continue reading

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Magic

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about magic: Imagine you are out for a walk in the forest and find a magical tree of many colors. What do you do? Make a wish? Look for fairies? Gather up the leaves to make a potion?

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Memories

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about memories: As our days grow shorter and our nights become longer, what is a favorite memory of a cozy fall evening with your family? Were you reading by the fire? Were you enjoying a meal together or just snuggling under the covers telling stories?

 

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Questions – A Gem from our Sloat Poetry Residency

Patrick, one of our Sloat Poetry Residency alumni, submitted one of his pieces from the residency to a contest and won! We are pleased and proud to reprint his poem here.

Questions

Is
rain
the tears of god?

And why hasn’t god been crying lately,
there is so much to cry about?

Why don’t fish go to preeschool, Continue reading

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Secret Writers at Glenview Elementary

Glenview Elementary’s 3rd-5th graders have been writing about “Secrets” this fall. They created secret identities, recipes, mysteries…the rest we can’t tell ;)!

Here are some of their creations from a day working on secret codes:

 

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Aidan left you clues at the bottom. Continue reading

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Languages

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt is about languages: Imagine that you suddenly woke up in another country and no one could understand a word you said. What would you do?

 

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Why Not Write Wednesday? Dreams

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt challenges you to pick up your pen and indulge your author self! 

Today’s prompt comes from our October newsletter – write about the last DREAM you remember.

Start a dream journal – keep it near your bed and jot down your dream right when you wake up. The ideas from your dream may help with your next story! (Check out our newsletter for other great writing ideas & subscribe to receive it every month)

 

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