What Grandpa Says

Posted January 25, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Eat like a champ

Take a shower when you smell

Quit acting like a dumb kid

Don’t bother your mom

Don’t bother your sister

Stay in school

By Tucker, 7th grade

Advice to Myself

Posted April 26, 2010 & filed under Poem of the Day.

Click above to hear Daazmen read his poem.

 

Don’t sit down and watch TV all day
every day. Go outside and play basketball
with some friends and have a great time.
Don’t stay home watching Family Guy
or Sports Center and wishing you
are that LeBron James guy or the next
A-Rod or whoever.
Go make progress.
Go make things happen
like things have never happened before.

By Daazmen, 8th grade

apad2This poem is featured as part of the 2010 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

How to Get a Date

Posted April 10, 2009 & filed under Poem of the Day.

1. Say you like the girl’s shoes or something.
2. Then walk away. If she says “Ha!” go and walk back. If not, that means she’s not interested in you or she is not the person who really likes boys.
3. Start a conversation. Ask what she likes or how she is feeling.
4. Tell her what you like.
5. Ask her if she has a boyfriend.
6. If not, ask her what she’s doing Friday or Saturday night.
7. If she’s free, then that’s when you move in. Ask her if you can take her on a date.
8. Take her to a fancy restaurant.
9. Take her to where they have lots of decorations and other fancy things.
10. If you have lots of things in common and she likes you, plan to make reservations for another date.

first-date-by-jeff_engel

By Jake, 5th grade
[photo by jeff_engel via flickr]

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This poem is featured as part of the 2009 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

Two Sad Balloons

Posted February 4, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I can give advice to a balloon
I can tell him not to feel sad
He can stop feeling lonely
Because I am with him
I can give advice to a balloon
I can tell her not to fall
In love with the wrong balloon
Because first there is a hug
Then there’s a kiss and
Finally there’s a tear, so don’t
Ever cry or you will pop

By Oneida, 7th grade