Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Vicious Squirrel

My students learned how to write non rhyming poetry today. I asked them to write a poem about some type of city wildlife. Their imagery made me chuckle. Here's one of my favorites (completely uncorrected):


Today I saw
a baby squirrel.
The squirrels teeth
was fricken me out
its teeth were all black.
The squirrel's head
was shining like
Its nails were
sharp like a
porcupine's thorn.


  1. Hahaha! I love that! I chuckled out loud upon reading it, and the picture is the perfect addition.

  2. once again your students exhibiting wisdom at a young age- trust me, i've encountered a few squirrels at school and they are anything but friendly :)

  3. Ha, that's wonderful! I am new here. What age do you teach? I'm guessing about fourth grade?