Community can mean your home...
Remember all the memories
Sisters, mom, dad, dogs, and cats.
I am loved and feel safe.
It’s comfortable, soft and warm.
Everything you need to join the fun
The toy room’s fun and my room is, too
There’s no house like mine
Full home and hearts
For days, week, months and years.
by Taylor & Ava
Community can also be our school and the people in it...
My art teacher sees my pictures
“You are an artist.”
I always stay focused on my pictures
when I’m painting,
as my art teacher says,
“I am an artist.”
Community is also the place we live. Armed with writer's notebooks the third grade spent the afternoon out in the community writing about the pool, the park, and the places that make their community special to them.
Deep end swimming test.
Playing in the pool,
So much fun
In the pool!
I wasn't sure what would happen when the day began. I wasn't sure the children would understand how writing was helping them discover their community. I wasn't sure poems would be found in the free writes of eight years-olds. I wasn't sure but I AM thrilled with the words my poets found when they wrote "My Community".