1. I Am

I am a cupcake
People love to decorate me
The way they want
I am a star
Sparkling in the sky
I am a dragon
I can spit out fire
And burn a house
I am a cheetah
The fastest animal
That lives on land
Outrunning people
Here, there, and everywhere
I am a crayon full of color
Bringing a boring piece of paper to life.

Kayla V., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

2. My Community

Through my glasses I could see the birds flying to the trees, I can also see my friends sitting on the ground and laughing all together. While sitting on the ground I can feel the grass making my hand itch a lot. I can hear the wind while also hearing the cars passing through the street. I can hear baby birds crying for their mother. I can smell the fresh grass on blowing wind when I am having fun outside with all of my friends.

By: Ashley M., Age 10
Barnum Elementary

3. Where I Come From

Where I come from
The grass is green like a turtle’s shell
The grass tickles in between my toes
Giving me a cheerful laughter
The smell of watered grass fills the air
Early in the morning outside
When I fall on my back
The soft grass feels like
A pillow when I land
So I won’t have an aching back In the night
When I do a cartwheel
And my hands hit the floor
I feel like I put my hand
On a sheep’s soft back
When I lay on the grass
It feels like I entered a world
Of softness
I am proud to be from a place with green grass

By: Celina S., Age 9
Eagleton Elementary

4.  I Am

I am fire
I burn things
I might be cold on the outside
But on the inside
I am burning
I am a cat
Playful and calm
But don’t mess with me
I’ll scratch you
Until you cry
I am a butterfly
Colorful and free
Wouldn’t you like to be me?
I am a diamond
I shine everyday
In the light or in the dark
I am a grasshopper
Hopping all over the place
Being free and happy

By: Allison P., Age 10
Eagleton Elementary

5.  I Am

I am a laugh
That comes from the loud
Or the weak
Laughter from laughter
Or whether good or evil too
I am yellow
I am like the sun
That shines
People count on me
As a yellow banana
I will be the protector of the world
That even guns can’t kill me
I am the one called fierce
I have the teeth that come
From a knife or a sword
I am a giant that is like
A dinosaur

By: Laura M., Age 10
Eagleton Elementary

6. My Friendship with You       (No longer available for selection)

My friendship with you
Is wonderful like miracles
Blah blah blah blah
We talk like parrots
In a world of wonder,
We play dress up
Like little kids all those
Are still in my heart
I will never forget you,
Your kindness and love
My friendship with you is the best

By: Yanile G., Age 11
Gust Elementary

7. Untitled                            (No longer available for selection)

I am like a broken clock.
I am never the same
I am classical music, sharp
And calm
I am like a hidden camera
Watching your every move
I am an isolated fish
It’s bad I don’t have many friends
I am green, without it
I’d be lost
I am me.

By: Gaea C., Age 10
Cheltenham Elementary

8.  Balarat

Dark, scary
The sky looked mad
Long, afraid
Can I make it?
Cool, weird
Who’s talking?
Mom, Dad,
Monster, ahh!
Tall, huge
Help me climb
Scary, weird
I made it over
Proud, happy
I completed the challenge
Excited, proud
We all made it

By:  Jorge M., Age 10
Cowell Elementary

9. Where I Am From

I am from a place
Where my mom waits for me
With a delicious meal
Done by her own hands
With love.

I am from a place
Where the blue sky is like me
Always feeling free
And smiling with the clouds
Like jumping in
A trampoline

By: Evelyn S., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

10.  Unique Me

I might seem simple and easy
but I am really sharp
Dark like the night
Watch out because I am here
I am good with my people
Soy Mexicana and American
I might be good with my grades
but not my attitude
A future doctor, Dr. Cervantes
Successful in life
I am all of the above so
Time for me to spread my wings
and say goodbye.

By: Ruvi C., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

11. Community

I can hear birds go chirp chirp chirp chirp.
I can see dogs running in their back yard.
I can taste the pies from the restaurant across the street.
I can smell flowers.
I can feel the grass on my feet.

By: Elise S., Age 9
Munroe Elementary

12. I am               (No longer available for selection)

I am a Yorkshire Terrier
they are fluffy
I am quiet
It is peaceful
I am hot coffee
so no one will drink me!
I am a high top
they are in style
I am a heart like a fresh rose
I am an electric guitar
I am the flaming fire
I am the environment
I am color lime like tree leaves
I am Christmas with happiness
I am proud of me
my grades
my family
I am architecture
I am nature, knowledgeable and a narrator
I am not ugly, irresponsible or moody.

By: Gaby P., Age 10
Gust Elementary

13. Untitled

When I come home I smell the wonderful essence of meat cooking on the grill.
I feel the prickly wet grass after the sprinklers turn off.
I taste the sweet soft empanadas de queso my dad brings home from the dulceria.
I see the old small houses in my neighborhood.
I wake up to the loud train horns in the middle of the night.

By: Nadia R., Age 9
Eagleton Elementary

14. Where I am from

I am from a world where we all love eachother.
We love our moms, our dads, our sisters and our brothers.
Where I’m from we love Chihuahuas and they are so cute.
Where I’m from we like dark red on walls and light green on grass.
I broke one rule where I’m from we are supposed to eat enchiladas, but I love pepperoni pizza with melted cheese
I am hungry now.

By: Aylissa J., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

15.  Untitled          (No longer available for selection)

my shame was pitch black
ice was flowing through me
screams were in the air
waterfalls rushing down my face
tears are contagious around my house
positive finally reaches its destiny

By:  Jose M., Age 10
Cowell Elementary

16. A Hero

A hero is a person that saves people.
A hero is famous.
A hero is like Superman, but just a man.
A hero is a strong guy.
A hero is a person that is good and wears a hat,
so people would know he is a hero.

By: Tito O., Age 9
Eagleton Elementary

17. In My Community

In my community
I can smell,
smell the trash in the dumpsters.
I can feel,
feel the grass in the park
or in my front yard.
I can taste,
taste the cool lemonade.
I can see,
see kids playing soccer.
I can hear,
hear the soccer team
cheering for their

By: Gisel A., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

18. Today My Name Is

Today my name is champion
I feel proud I’m alive
I pretend I’m rocking out at a soccer game

Yesterday my name was loser
I heard I am not cool
I found out I just have to believe in myself

Tomorrow my name will be nice kid
I will forget about those dumb names
I will remember to believe in myself

By: Cristian C., Age 10
CMS Community School

19. ABCs

Air blowing through my hair
Bee buzzing in my ear
Cloudy skies
Dogs barking at me
Everybody playing on the playground
Flowers growing

By: Julio T., Age 10
CMS Community School

20.  Guitar                            (No longer available for selection)

I am a guitar
making music that goes through people’s
ears making them feel a sensation
inside of them
My music might
make people feel
angry, happy, sad,
or funny
But I don’t care
I just love the music
that comes from my guitar

By: Allison P., Age 10
Eagleton Elementary

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Dos Ositos                                              Two bears
En la nieve                                             In the snow
No se pueden resbalar                      Can not slide
Porque                                                     Because
Dos amores                                           Two lovers
Que se quieran                                     That love each other
No se puedan olvidar.                      Can not forget each other.

By: Yoana G., Age 8 and Abigail P., Age 9
Barnum Elementary

22. Black                                    (No longer available for selection)

Black is as dark as the shadows.
Black makes you think of the night
Night makes you think of “La Llorona”
Black is the color
Of the grim reaper’s robe.
Black reminds me of the…
Actually, just black.

By: Timothy V., Age 9
Gust Elementary

23.  I Am

I am water
I flow around the world
I fall from faucets
I fall from the sky
I get people wet
I am hot
I am cold
But I am still water

By:  Lexis M., Age 10
Eagleton Elementary

24.  Red

Rivers of lava flow rapidly everywhere.
Flames reaching the sky.
Red everywhere going through everybody.
The taste of popping food in your mouth.
El Diablo standing tall in his red suit
His cuernos sticking out
Poking everyone who enters
His red, beautiful palace.
The lava rivers flow through you
Tickling your insides
Making your heart beat faster
Sounding like a drum.
Never being able to see the red inside you.
You just wait
Carefully trying to get away from

By: Kimberlyn A., Age 11
Cowell Elementary

25.  Clear

Looks like sink water
Smells like fresh air
Feels like a freezing ice cube
Tastes like an amazing snow flake
Sounds like glimmering crystals
Moves like collapsing ice.

By:  Isaac E., Age 9
Gust Elementary

26.  Untitled

Murky Bumpy
ambushed road
getting dizzy
bullets in action
like fire and lightning
in anger management class
a fast chase of
a rainbow explosion

By:  Jose M., Age 10
Cowell Elementary

27. What If?

What if the whole entire world was made of candy?
I would eat candy every day.
I would love to have a candy world to live in.
Everything was made of candy except people.
After a while I would want something better to eat and would hate candy world.
I would never want to see candy again in my life.

By: Deandrea L., Age 9
Knapp Elementary

28. Untitled

My happiness is like a rainbow.
It is as sunshine was rising
and as the world was a big lollipop
and it reminds me of the time when
I could not stop eating candy.
It makes me feel jumpy.
I want to run everywhere.

By: Ruvi C., Age 9
Newlon Elementary

29. Joyful

It smells like cereal
If joyful was a weather it would be hot summer
It looks like a waterfall roaring down
If joyful was a color it would be sunny funny yellow
It tastes like jiggly gelatin
If joyful was a food it would be almonds
It feels like soft pillows
If joyful was a sport it would be soccer

By: Marlon V., Age 11
Gust Elementary

30.  Answer                  (No longer available for selection)

That amazing time looking at him
Nervous he tells me hi
I don’t know what to do
Just to look at him
He asks me a question
and I don’t answer him
He asks me are you okay
but I didn’t say anything
What do I do?
I asked myself

By:  Nancy B., Age 10
Cowell Elementary

31. My Face   (No longer available for selection)

When I love someone my face turns purple
When I am mad my face gets red
When I am sad my face gets white
When I am frightened my face gets black
When I am hot my face gets on fire
When I am cold my face becomes ice
When I am calm my face gets blue
When I am nice my face gets pink
When I am mean my face gets gold
When I smell roses my face gets silver

By: Lesly A., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

32.  Happiness

My happiness is like a sweet cookie
It is crunchy like a rock
It’s shaped like a rat
And it reminds me of the time when
my mom and I made crunchy cookies
It makes me feel like a dinosaur
I want to eat a lot

By: Alex B., Age 8
Newlon Elementary

33. What If?

What if we had robots and they would do our homework?
They would never ever, ever, ever run out of batteries.
I would think that having a robot that would do our homework
from the house and from the school would be fast
but I would not learn anything. Oh well, whatever.

By: Melissa O., Age 9
Knapp Elementary

34. What a Miracle is to Me

A miracle is
Seeing a plant or animal grow,
Looking at a meteor shower,
Having fun,
Sometimes even going to school.
Almost every little thing
Is a miracle.

By: Bertha M., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

35. Today my Name is…

Today my name is tired
I feel exhausted
I pretend to sleep

Yesterday my name was learner
I hear a lot of new words
I found a new experience

Tomorrow my name will be success
I will remember my homework
I will forget nothing

By: Celeste D., Age 10
Brown International Academy

36. Monsters

Monsters say “Boo!”
I say “hoo!”
I don’t like monsters who say “Boo!”

Riding on a broom
Also in a room

Monsters go wild
Please give me a smile

Monsters popping their eyes
I see flies

Please tell me there are no monsters
Monsters do you have some answers

Do you like monsters?

By: Ashley S., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

37. My Self

My hair is spiky as a porcupine
My ears are as pointy as an elf’s
My body is as strong as a wrestler
I am tall like a giant
My arms are as strong as a big gorilla
My neck is as long as a giraffe’s
My eyes are as small as Pluto

By: Christopher C., Age 9
Newlon Elementary

38. Yum

Kids like me with cheese or meat
they bake me
in the oven
they cut me
into slices
they order me from restaurants
Can you guess what I am?

By: Jayson P., Age 10
Gust Elementary

39. Onomatopoeia 

Afr, afr! The seal mumbled.
Chomp! I eat an apple.
Oink! The pig screeched.
Waaaaa! Says the baby boy.
Sizzle! I poured out the soda.
Pop! Popcorn is being made.
Hiss! The cat is angry.
Burp! I was drinking root beer.
Zip! The boy put on his jacket.
Thud! The heavy weight hit the floor.

By: Aaron T., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

40. Inside of Me            (No longer available for selection)

Inside of me I hear music
beating in my heart
I dance with
The rhythm of the song.
I join to sing along.
I feel my heart beating
like the speaker.
I feel glad about hearing
my favorite music.

By: Vanessa S., Age 8
Cowell Elementary

41. My Happiness

My happiness is like sweet juicy fruit.
My happiness is like riding a horse.
My happiness is like going to Mexico.
My happiness is like riding on a roller coaster.
My happiness is like a fast Bugatti.
My happiness is like eating a banana split.

By: Bryce C., Age 11
Newlon Elementary

42. Chinese Food    

Swirly, whirly lo mein,
crunchy, munchy orange chicken,
delicious, delightful, pink shrimp,
moist, brownish fried rice.
All of the yummy, munchy food
in my belly. Yum!

By: Yoselin P., Age 11
Brown International Academy

43. Madness

My madness is like a bomb!
It just went off inside an elephant.
It happened when I saw a monster
and the monster screamed like an eagle.
It reminds me when I saw a horror movie.
It made me scream!
It made me feel so scared like a mouse.
I want to be fast like a cheetah so I could run away.

By: Christopher C., Age 9
Newlon Elementary

44. Today is Misery             (No longer available for selection)

Today my name is misery
I felt the loneliness go through my veins
I saw my hollow heart beat
slower and slower
I touched my body looking for a hole
I could smell the burning of my happiness through the mist of my sadness
I decided that this is how the rest of my life will be
Tomorrow I will still pull around my misery
until happiness will come into my life.

Konnor M., Age 10
Brown International Academy

45. The Beautiful Game

I love you more than my soccer cleats
the ones I’ll never give up.
I love you more than the perfect field I use to warm up.
I love you more than the soccer ball
the one that’s perfect for amazing passes.
I love you more than me running along those different types of grasses.
I love you more than the cheering crowds
the stands made out of plaster
I love you more than that kick I have yet to master.
I love you more than my soccer uniform
the one that holds all reason
I love you more than my coach, my soccer team, my season.
I love you more than winning the World Cup
that we have yet to reclaim.
I can’t believe I love you more than the beautiful game.

Regina A., Age 11
Barnum Elementary

47. Today My Name Is

Today my name is Tired.
I feel like falling asleep in a cloud.
I pretend to be a bear
Sleeping all winter.
Yesterday my name was Sunshine.
I heard the sun singing,
“La, la!”
I found that
Everything in a sunny day
Is a colorful day.
Tomorrow my name will be Proud
I will forget that today was a tired day
I will remember that yesterday was a sunshine day.

By: Georgette R., Age 11
Munroe Elementary

48. The Color Silver

Silver smells like
Finding a treasure in a cave.
Silver sounds like
A pirate shooting a cannon.
Silver feels like a seal.

By: Alberto I., Age 10
Gust Elementary

49. Scribbles Made from Music             (No longer available for selection)

Crazy, creative scribbles. Dizzy. Amazing.
Exploding with color.
Rapidly the hurricane gets faster and faster.
A rainbow starts forming. The storm was over.
Faster and faster scribbles start forming.
Only scribbles remain.

Kimberlyn A., Age 11
Cowell Elementary

50. I Am a Balloon

I am  bright and colorful
I am floating over the witch’s house
I smell bubble gum
Coming from the old witch’s house
That bakes kids into pies.
I taste Lung Pies that fall
Out of the witch’s evil tree
I see the witch Violeta
Chasing after kids.
I hear kids screaming and yelling
And the witch laughing
I touch the witch’s pointy nose and
POP! I die.

By: Ashley C., Age 11
Newlon Elementary

51. Candy Me!

I have chocolate brown eyes.
I have pink lemonade lips.
I have caramel skin,
Fudge hair, candycorn nose,
Fingernails that are butterscotch,
Red licorice for veins,
Easter bunny for a pet,
Jawbreaker earrings,
And I’m filled with
Cotton candy.
That’s why I’m so fluffy.

By: Jade J., Age 11
Brown International Academy

52. Untitled                (No longer available for selection)

Gray clouds surround the sky
Clear, blue raindrops
Sprinkle down on me.
The gentle sprinkles
Slowly turn into a zip-zapping
lightning storm.
Thunder and lightening
Are rumbling through
those clouds.
It rushes to a complete stop
And calmly reduces into
A gentle rainstorm.
Clear and gentle, but then
A roaring gray cloud at times!

By: Yoselin P., Age 11
Brown International Academy

53. I am a Star

I am a star
So small from the earth’s ground.
I look like the smallest star in the sky.
But in space I am much more than what you see
Because there is more of me than what you see with your eyes.
When you see me in the night sky
Make a wish
And I will try to
I may be small but
I can do big things.
As a diamond in the sky
you can too.

By: Celine M., Age 11
Newlon Elementary

54. Snow

I feel the cold December breeze pass by my face.
I imagine the snowflakes fluttering like ballerinas gliding
Making a soft and gentle landing  in silence.
Looking out the window, I see pure white
Like a blanket covered everything except us,
Or, if a thousand white-coated bunnies covered the Earth.

I picture the snow, twinkly like a million little stars
On Earth instead of in the galaxy.
I picture the snow all fluffy and deep,
Waiting for someone to come
And start making good things out of it.

When I jump in the deep snow, it feels like quicksand
Is swallowing me alive.
I always wondered that the snow is a big playground,
Or a kid who wants children to come outside
And play with him.

I might be making snow angels
Or go sledding,
But I will never miss a chance
To play in the blazing snow.

By: Jacquelin H., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

55. Tree                (No longer available for selection)

I would turn into a tree
Because I would be polite
And let birds live there
So they would have a place to be.

I would also let children
Hide inside my branches
Because I’m full of green leaves.

I would like to be able to feel the cool wind
And move my branches.
It would be as if
I was dancing.

By: Arely A., Age 11
Newlon Elementary

56. Sadness

Sadness is the color of a dark depressing gray, putting you in a funk.
It tastes like hot disgusting broccoli steaming off a plate.
It feels like a crude, soaked, run-over newspaper you found in the street.
It looks like an enormous puffy gray cloud ready to start a horrid storm.
It sounds like a million voices screeching in horrified tones.
It smells like dried blood, the rust and salt giving you the worst nausea.
It plays like a magician tricking you, making you think that the depression,
The sadness you’ve been feeling all day,
Is gone,
But really it has just begun.

By: Nadia R., Age 11
Eagleton Elementary

57. Yellow       (No longer available for selection)

Yellow sounds like the sky blowing.
Yellow tastes like bananas.
Yellow smells like sunflowers.
Yellow looks like the bright sun.
Yellow feels like sticky honey.
Yellow moves like a sea horse.

By: Axel R., Age 9
Cowell Elementary

58. Fat Rat

Oh rat,
You’re so fat
Now you’re gonna pay
Because you didn’t play
Oh fat rat
You’re like a mat!
Every time I give you a pat
You react like a cat
Oh fat rat,
You’re actually a bat?
It’s time to go splat
With my very own bat!

By: Christian R., Age 9
Newlon Elementary

59. Blue

Blue sounds like the crash of gentle rolling waves
Blue tastes like fresh, cold, pure rainwater
Blue smells like the morning dew in your yard
Blue looks like an undisturbed lake
Blue feels like I’m surrounded by solid ice
Blue moves like a rapid stream pouring into the vast ocean.

By: Teodoro M., Age 11
Newlon Elementary

60. Untitled

My heart stops
Boom Boom
My heart beats
A million times a second
My heart cries
tears of joy

By: Jose M., Age 10
Cowell Elementary

61. Faith

faith in me
faith to know I’m somebody
faith to know my place in life
faith to realize
I don’t need the wand for the magic
faith to be me and only me
faith to have the knowledge
faith to realize who I am

By: Ruvi C., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

62. Red

A red house stands still
in the evil street
Red hot lava stands
in the yard
Red hot volcanoes explode everywhere
A red lava man named El Diablo
slithering for food
Red is hot
If you dare step in his yard
you’ll burn like red flames attacking
Red is evil
The diablos beautiful palace
of red hot lava.

By: Jorge M., Age 11
Cowell Elementary

63. My Dream

I wish I could go to Mexico
With the rushing rivers and the fearless fish.
I wish I could go to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado,
My home,
To hear my echo through the snowy trees.
I wish I could go to the ocean to see the dolphins swimming,
Splish, splash! Splish, splash!
I wish I could see the Empire State Building in New York City.
Until my wishes come true
I’m happy with what I have.

By: Jackelin R., Age 9
Newlon Elementary

64. Give Me My Space

Give me my space.
I don’t mean to be mean,
But give me my space.
I don’t like small spaces,
So give me my space.
I like having friends around,
But give me my space
So now that you’ve heard me, thank you
For giving me my space.

By: Libni G., Age 11
Cowell Elementary

65. You and Me

You and me
Me and you
are very best friends
we’ll always be
forever and ever
until the world ends
I know you
You know me
together we remain

By: Bertha M., Age 10
Newlon Elementary

E-mail questions to Roxanne Vogel at rvogel@americascores.org.