Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DMC: Instructions for the Sun and a star, by Isabella and Ani

Today I'm delighted to feature two students from Rebekah Hoeft's 3rd grade classroom. As you can see with these celestial poems, her young poets really do shine! Read more of Mrs. Hoeft's students' poems on the May 2019 padlet.


Shine real bright.
Don't come at night.
Don't come close to Earth.
When Winter comes, knock him back to
Aunt Artica.
Be the star of the show.
Let everybody know:
you shine bright.

© 2019 Isabella, 3rd Grader. All rights reserved.


Star in the sky,
shine so bright.
Only come
out in the night.

Be sparkly
and shiny
when you glow.

© 2019 Ani, 3rd Grader. All rights reserved.

Elizabeth Steinglass has challenged us to write a poem giving instructions to an inanimate object about how to do its job. Click HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview.

Post your poem on our May 2019 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, May 31st, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fantastic debut poetry collection from WordSong:


  1. Isabella and Ani, as writers you glow as brightly as your poems. :D Wonderful imagination and descriptive words!

  2. These are both fabulous, Isabella and Ani. I hope you'll keep writing!

  3. I love these--they are so wonderfully creative and poetic.

  4. Wow. These kids can write! Both of these are terrific. Thanks for the post.

  5. These are fun! Sun Instructions sounds like it could be one of those on a shirt.

  6. I love this starstruck poems! Isabella's play on Aunt Artica is quite clever. Your instructions could turn toward you both, "Shine like the star you are!"

  7. Ani and Isabella, you are both out of this world! Keep on writing. Proud of you.

  8. Amazing poems, Ani and Isabella! "Aunt Artica" - brilliant. "Be sparkly" - words of wisdom. Well done. =)

  9. Nice to see the kids getting into this!