Oda a una mandarina (Ode to a Mandarin)

Posted May 11, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Una mandarina anaranjada,
como una cruz.
Huele de la selva suave,
el sol brilloso y por dentro,
una flor jugosa.


A mandarin orange,
Like a cross.
It smells of the gentle jungle,
the brilliant sun, and inside,
a juicy flower.

By Janet, 3rd grade
[photo by Kyra Camili via flickr]


Posted September 16, 2009 & filed under Notebook.


The fallen leaves make the orange path.
The orange path leads you to the fall.
The fall leads you to the happiness man.
That man takes you to the happiness of fall.
To use the orange, you touch it, and it becomes fall.
You taste it, it is orange!
You listen to it, you get the dream.

By Gan, 3rd grade
[photo by amymillerphotos via flickr]


Posted June 16, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

I had an orange
that looked like a whole moon.
When I chopped it in half
it looked like two half moons.
My mom came into the kitchen
and ate the orange.
She said it tasted funny,
and I told her she just swallowed
a colorful star.

by Tyrell, 5th Grade

[Photo provided by Flickr]