Posted May 14, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

The water is blue

and green

The leaves are

flowing away

The leaves are

itching and hurting

The water makes

them flow away

The leaves are

itching and hurting

But the waves

are flowing

They go whoosh

whoosh, whoosh

The water keeps

flowing and


By Gema, age 4

Dear Tree

Posted December 8, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Stand up straight and hold your spot in years.  Rain will nourish you.  Drink water and soil.  Be as huge as you can.  Don’t fall down during strong winds and break your long, thin branches.  Grow as tall as you can.  Be healthy and strong as a house.  You are shelter for animals.  You can’t fall.

By Henry, 4th grade