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

The Greatest Of Them All Is The Mighty Waterfall

Posted November 15, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

The greatest of them

All is the mighty waterfall.

Every animal bows to him in

The morning

And the evening, with his

roaring water and mighty

Drop. Even the smallest

barnacle bows to

him. He rarely speaks,

but when he does, he says,


creatures, someday strange

men will

come to you.”

By Ana Maria, 3rd grade


Posted September 4, 2009 & filed under Notebook.


Water rushing downhill, light green,
trees standing tall in the wind, dark green,
peaceful walking, discovering, finding,
what is long lost can never be found again.
Falling, crawling, climbing trees
into the rushing water, wondering what
is around the bend,
trying to find my way home.

By Victoria, 6th grade
[photo by Tim Vink via flickr]

Oh, Beauty

Posted May 19, 2009 & filed under Notebook.


It looks like a beautiful valley
with a little part of land, and smooth rocks,
and seashells that blend with its nature.

Why is the water light as snow?
Why is the water white as snow?
Why is the water light as snow?
Why is the water white as snow?

Maybe the ocean would be frozen to death,
because its surroundings are not moving in any kind of way.
But would it?

That’s the part I want to know.
The sky is as white and foggy as a ghost.
The ocean looks blue, black, and dark green.
Is the water frozen, or cold, or should I just
Go ahead and jump in?

By Jealousy, 4th grade