Kennedy Longfellow School First Grade Poets Take Honors In Contests

Four first grade students in Ms. Katherine Hanna’s class at the Kennedy-Longfellow School took top honors in local poetry contests.

Marcel Medina won first place in the Harvard Coop Annual Poetry Contest for the K-1 grade range for his poem Corn.

In the 14th Annual Cambridge Public Library & Cambridge Tree Project Poetry Contest, three students from the class took first, second, and third place prizes in the first grade category. The winners are: Aurora Arruda – first place (tied) for her poem My Anger; Farris Omar- second place (tied) for his poem My Dad; Alejandro Nolan- third place (tied) for his poem Trees.

Aurora Arruda, Farris Omar and Alejandro Nolan, Kennedy Longfellow first graders at the Poetry Contest awards ceremony at Cambridge Public Library May 24, 2012.

Check out the poems below:

Corn: By Marcel Medina

Corn on the cob
hot and juicy
like a crowd sitting
all in a row.

My Anger: By Aurora Arruda

When I am angry
the sky is blank
a stampede of buffalos
tramples me
a tornado sucked me into a swirl.

When I am angry
beetles bite me from
the inside out.
A tsunami drowns me
a volcano erupts
lava splashes on me.

When I am angry
my face turns red.
I could explode!
My Dad: By Farris Omar

I love you
You are awesome and wonderful
I can tell you

I love you
I like when you
give me a goodnight kiss.

I love you
I know you love me

Trees: By Alex Nolan (*Read backwards and forwards*)

Trees are great!
We breathe oxygen.
We breathe out carbon dioxide.
Trees breathe carbon dioxide.
Trees breathe out oxygen.
Without trees
we would die.
I love trees.
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