‘Buggy’ poems from Lincoln Charter School

Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Lincoln Charter School | 1 comment

Teachers Anne Clark and Jennifer Leisenring at Lincoln Charter School asked their third-grade students to write poems about their favorite bugs. Ms. Clark then e-mailed their poems to the Junior Dispatch. Thanks, Ms. Clark and Ms. Leisenring, and all your students, for these great poems. Hope you enjoy your Junior Dispatch water bottles!

By Michael Parker
Jump, jump, high
Make webs, cool webs
Swing all around
Erode prey
Catch prey that is awesome to see
Small legs
That can crawl very fast
Eight eyes that see very good
High and low
They can be tenebrous, very tenebrous
They can be poisonous, very poisonous

The Beetle
By Emmanuel Tavarez
The beetle is small like a pea, but he still likes me
He is fat, but he cannot start revelry
He has a glowy shell, but is not for sale
His color black
If he bites me, I will give him a “whack”
He looks so wary, but still he looks like a jewel
He’s a little scary, but almost gets eaten by a canary
He walks on the ground, but all around
He can fight
He bird hunting him says “he is out of sight”
He’s as cute as a baby
He can fight a little maybe

My Favorite Bug
By Joseph Cornstalk
A praying mantis flies, glides, far away
A praying mantis hops, jumps, high in the sky
A praying mantis crawls, walks, low to the ground
A praying mantis is small, tiny, miniature
A praying mantis is pretty, green, beautiful
A praying mantis has claws, huge to scare bugs
A praying mantis lives alone, by itself
A praying mantis says “hide beware”

By Naya Gillespie
Over the grassy meadow
My ladybug flies high in the sky
Ladybugs are very petite
They look almost invisible
It is also dark red
It looks like it is on fire
Ladybugs are adorable
They are like a pretty flower
Ladybugs have four little legs
They are like ants
Ladybugs have three little spots
Like three little circles
Ladybugs have two little antennas
Like two little cords
Ladybug crawl slow
Like an ant
Ladybugs are really round
Like a ball
Ladybugs can’t talk
Like me

The Fireflies
By Vith Son
I like fireflies
and at night they bright the skies
It is small
and it can crawl
It has a slender body
And there are an extra fifty
Flying by
It is peaceful
and always joyful
They will leave someday
They will leave far away

The Peaceful Mantis
By Chhun So
Under the clear blue skies,
Just over the thin branches
A graceful mantis just walking by
His body is so slender
He has a leafy green skin
He has a hard strong arm
Where ever he goes,
The feeling of peace follows

By Caleb Krouts
Bee flying so high and tall
Free and careless without a care
You sting, and buzz
You make me cry
But then so elegant
Bee you give me chills
but still so heart warming
Your prey, you’re a predator
Stripped in yellow and black,
with wings like silk
You fly so high.
Amazing bee, a piece of art from nature
When you bounce on a rail cling! Cling!
The sound you make
You take off in mid-air whoosh!
Is the noise I hear
You fly by in a flash
You strike and sting
Ouch! I screech in pain.
I pompous inside embracing my arm.
‘I just got stung
By a six legged insect, you fly away without a care.

By Evan
Black like a crow
Eight little legs
Quick like a big bird
Nine little eyes
Its web is like a big trap
It can jump high
Swings like a fast wind
It lives in a enormous web
It eats small prey
Quite like a small mouse
Scurries on its way

By Deric Hughes
This insect has pretty polka dots
This bug is small
This insect has beautified wings
This insect has tiny legs
This insect can eat leaves
This insect is red
This insect likes to crawl
This insect likes to fly
The insect has tiny little eyes
This insect likes to go on people, and give them the quakes.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you Jr, Dispatch for publishing our poems.

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