Home Sleep Song

Posted December 16, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Listen now,

Listen to the wind whistling

by the window,

Listen to the TV’s muffled talking

swinging out my mom’s room,

Listen to the water dripping

in the bathroom sink–

how quietly it drips,

Listen,

every now and then the door softly shakes.

How annoying that gets.

By Javon, 3rd grade

A Mis Orejas (To My Ears)

Posted November 24, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

Mis orejas son muy importantes porque si no las tuviera no escucharía a la maestra o al maestro. Cuando es invierno mis orejas se ponen bien frías, y no escucho a mi mamá decirme cuando me quiere. En verano, mis orejas se calientan y puedo ponerle aretes. A las orejas las tenemos que limpiar. Me gustan mis orejas, me divierto con ellas. Con mis orejas, oigo mi música favorite, y en el invierno les pongo orejeras. Me duelen mis orejas cuando me las estiro. Con mis orejas oigo el canto de los pájaros, y el sonido del viento cuando golpea el cielo. Con mis orejas oigo el murmullo del mar y los delfines que atraviesan las olas.
Ear listening
Translation:

My ears are very important because they allow me to listen to my mom and my teacher. When the winter comes, my ears get cold so that I can’t hear my mother telling me how much she loves me. During the summer, my ears are warm, and I can wear different kinds of earrings. During the winter, I cover my ears under a comfortable hat. We need to clean our ears very often. I like my ears a lot, and they look good on me. Thanks to my ears, I listen to my favorite music. Thanks to my ears, I listen to the birds singing in a tree and the sound of the wind hitting the sky. Thanks to my ears, I listen to the ocean’s whisper and the dolphins’ laughter breaking through the waves. When I pull my ears down, I feel a little pain.

By Yesenia, 3rd grade
[photo by julipan via flickr]