This is a short video of pictures taken during our "Blackout Poetry" session. Students used a permanent marker to blackout words from newspaper articles. The remaining words formed their Found Poem. Thanks to Ms. Thomas for creating this video!
-Ms. Jessome


http://animoto.com/play/pwubQgM3HiXNBuZfzfwE6A




Here some examples of student-created poems from our Found Poetry lesson. Students created their poems using texts from our classroom- picture books, text books, labels etc. Each student chose phrases and words that appealed to them and then put them together to form a creative piece of poetry. Think of it as a verbal collage!

Enjoy :)
-Ms. Jessome




Samantha ‘S POEM

LOOKING WHO IT IS
LAUGHING
HAHA
CAUGHING
HEY
THUMP UP THE STAIRS
TELL YOU LATER
STOP QUESTIONING ME
WAIT UP
LALALALALALALA
YES WRITE IT DOWN NOW
SHHHH
THE GIRLS GOT THEIR JACKETS ON ALL READY
SMILE
SORRY
LETS GO
IT’S MRS COPELAND IS UP THE STAIRS
YES
GOOD JOB
YOU SHOULD PUT THAT UP THE HALLWAY
REALLY GOOD



People
By: Alyson

Ok ladies and gentlemen,
I like your tracksuit.
Looking sharp.
Thank you.

Mammy Sally,
Julilly,
Liza,
Lester.
We’re such comedians.

Jarret,
Looks exactly like you.
Fatso.
What?
He’s got some good stuff.

What are you guys doing?
Exams.
Ok bon.
This is stupid.

Did you see my arm?
Ew, ew, ew
Bully!
You are so.

You used my good nature one too many times.






Stop Singing by Tyler

La, La, La, La
Sarah, Rachel stop
I don’t know what we did
I drove by today
And I saw you
Singing
Your singing
Sucks
You people are crazy
I can sing
La, La, La, La
Ew, ew, ew, stop.


School slang

Wet floor
Is
Not important
Jimmy walk faster
Why
Hunger Space Station
Marijuana
Thank You

By: jimmy





Drugs Kill

Thank you
Delicious
Marijuana
75% of students
Made it happen
Free
Tobacco
We’ll meet again
At the
Land of the free

By Nick





Unstoppable


By: Trew
Hello!
Oh No! Not you!
What?
Junior basketball Crusaders!
Um, It’s notta’ big deal!
Quitters never win..
What are you guys doing?
I don’t know if it’s appropriate.
It’s not too good,
CONSTABLE!!
Get outta’ here!
Leave!
Oh great..
Stay outta’ trouble!
Hah, Yeah right!




Lots and fast
by
Jonathan
Boys
Don’t let Trew
Love you boy’s
Fine
Get out
What did you say
You’ve usen my good nature one to many times
Were leaving
Holy shadouche
Ou lala


Good Stuff
By Allison

Hey man,
Welcome.
He’s got good stuff here.
Free fertilizer,
Suckers
Huhh?

DANGER ZONE
So bad, think about it.
Sort of like a lion

Oh, Mammy Sally and Lester are here
Zacky, this is stupid
Gentlemen,
Alumni and Friends
Stupid parents
I’m getting winded
PEKA PEKA!

Word.


A Day at School
By: Aaron

Shhh!
Guys we have a student doing an exam
Its top secret!
Sure.
He’s questioning me
Oh no! Not you!
Fa lalalalala
Office
Might be a mess.
Mr. Nash?
Hi, how are ya?
Bonne.
Alright.
Explore
Buses are leaving the international hunger space.
Next
The Shiztai stack
I’ bringing my
Chevy
Explore
Your
Crazy
I am very
Romantic
Whoa people

-Aaron


300
Welcome
Janitor
Trew
Students
Must
Close
300
Ok
You are making me nervous Michael
Are you writing about me?
Let’s go grade 8
GET OUT!
GET ER DONE!
Exit
Heaven
Peaka peaka
Mrs. Lawless
That totally makes sense
Write

-Michael



Objects of Interest
News, Health, Access,
Courage, Poverty and Famine
Brainwork, Exams, Reward?
TIM HORTONS!
The Oilers suck, lose, get out!
Going, Going, No, Stop
Volume, POP, Squeak Squeak, Haha
Hey! Public Interference
Wild Soccer Man
CFAS Learning Center
Remember Happy Friends
And Poetic Arts!
-Katlin <3



Words of a Chipman School by Rachel
Get out your writing stick
Write down Pangaea

Food allergy classroom rules:
Meet schnitzel delicious sirgorgalots!

Christie’s some mad.
Rachel, you’re weird.
Hilary Duff lost soccer.
Lose pickle juice cheap!

Hey! Get wild, everybody.
Shush, Gibbon, hee hee
Control Chimo, okay?

We’ll meet again, CFAS.
Females rule this school.
Gym is necessary to get out.

Let’s go swimming!


Random Thing by Nikisha

Where’s Miss Copeland?
Get out
Get out of there you
Hey got milk?
One sec
Take one
The Reading of Nook
Haha
More joy in Heaven

Room 210
Leg2+Leg2=Hyp2 or S.A+Volume
Act now
The Schnitzels shack
Yup
Stop
Let’s go let’s go
Yes
Mr. Taylor looks tired

The room
Be the best you can be
Sidney Crosby
What?
Welcome
Uh?
To open
Literacy
Never mind
Lol.
No more dead dogs
What
Hahaha
Pittsburgh Penguins
What?


Another day at the daycare from baby alligator

Baby
Alligator
Seal
Gorilla
Crash
Smash

Waaa, waaa
Snap, snap
Arf, arf
Ouh, ouh
Crash
Bang

Uh o
Baby, baby
Wof, wof
Meow, meow

BANG, Bang
By brad


The Crazy Twilight

“Whenever monster pigs-“
He glared.
“Mom”
“I know” wondered Bella.
“Aren’t Alice a spider”.
“NO” sighed Edward.
Doors are curious
“sorry” yelled the school.
“Do questions sleep”
Dreamed sister
live on Mystery
sleep twilight
“maybe”

By, Mackenzie


Don’t let the pigeon stay up late

Don’t let the pigeon stay up late
What did you say
WHAT WHAT
I’m not tired
Tell me about your day
My bunny wants to stay up to
Pleeeeeaaaaaassssss!
YAWN!!!!
That was not a yawn
I was stretching
I’m 100% awake
You haven’t heard the last of me
Good night
-Aaron




Take a Breath and Calm Down!
You would say
Aaron’s phrase
Why not?
Marilee and Me
I showed you
We don’t care
Yes
Look on the Ground
Funny found poems
“FUNNY FOUND POEMS”
Go down to the one I found yesterday
Oh I see
The Joker
Come back to the Office please
Why
If you have an email to send to someone
Yes Doug
It’s awesome
Take a breath and calm down.

Lyndsey


Gabrielle
Edward Cullen
Hi my name is mouse. Edward Cullen is weird he acts like a guffalo it’s a beast he looks like a warthoge. He Killed me oh no do worms go to heaven. My grandfather sang this song paddy wack give your dog a bone. The guffa;oe ki;;ed Twi;ight.


Got To Be
By Cassie

Got to be…
Cheese,
Government,
birds,
the moments!

Nice day
feed your face
with food items.

Layout feed
for the
birds.
Lots of friendly birds.

Summer,
be here
with
converse lamas.

All words found in my home!





Grade Eight Conversations
Ms. Jessome,
I don’t get it.
This is hard.
Funny words.
What are they?

Turtle.
Textbook.
Secretary, Mammy Sally
She’s gonna write us up!

What?
Huh?
How about mother?

Hahahahahaha!





tHe Wackie Calssroom
Hi, I’m reading
Twilight
Ssshhh!

Mr Haynes
Kleenex.

Ewww.
What’s that invention, E.A.R.?

Ms. Richard irons herself
She’s not all she’s quacked up to be.

“Archie is the dumbest dog ever.”

“They’re not just dumb animals.”


The Donkey
One rainy Saturday
He was crossing Strawberry Hill
To his great surprise,
The rain stopped.
It CEASED!
Fiery red pebble
Magic pebble
It was so bright and shiny.
Maybe I’m going crazy.
I’m a rock
Lived with his mother and father
They went to the police.
Embraces followed.
-8A Students and Ms. Jess
ome



Fired Up
They can’t take their eyes off him
Sport’s most desirable bachelor.
Boxers with yellow rubber ducks
Smiling devilishly.
Little E., who made 27.1 million last year
Very simple guy.
His Daddy, Big E.,
With his misty eyes
He told the crowd
He was leaving DEI.
Crew chief, Tony Eury Jr.
Hendrick asked,
“Do you want to race for me someday?”
Two line contract
Dale knew he was going
To drive for him not me
Matters most to the intimidator: his son
Gordon can’t help but needle Earnhardt
Should we teach him the secret handshake?
Been voted most popular driver 6 years in a row
Little E. is sure to win in the green 88 car.
- Jessica


MacBeth
When shall we meet again?
When the battle’s lost and won.
Worthy to be a rebel
Carv’d out his passage
Til he faced the slave.
As cannons overcharg’d
Reeking wounds
Where hast though been, sister?
Killing swine.
I’ the shipman’s card
A drum, a drum
MacBeth doth come
Not so happy, yet much happier.

-Kelsey
(Macbeth
)




The Truth About Poop
A skipper caterpillar said “I love to poop!”
So the bat pooped on his head.
Then a guy said, “Dino poop; this sure is my lucky day.”
The lizard hugged the toilet,
So the cow made cowpies.
Knowing about poop can save your life,
And that’s just the beginning.
-Jamie



How the Hedgehog Beat The Ostrich
Warm up wrap up
I see a baby
Poofy marshmallows
Fake teeth eating apples
I see, very nice. Tee hee
What’s with the new kid?
Kooky ain’t he!
Oxygen. Breathe.
A black cat.
Go to the dinoshore squad
A mouse. A zebra math.
Boy have we got problems don’t we?
But why?
Giggity, giggity-goo.
I see, of course.
-Tyler


The Pigs
Thomas and Joseph were pigs
If you ask me they are very dumb
And they are dirty
“Oink” said the rabbit.
“Pee-eww” said the duck
But they were happy
“A mess but not so dumb,”
Said the hen
So she grabbed the basket and laughed at the hole.
-Ale
x


Why Do Bulls Like Red?
Why do bulls like red?
It’s actually a very long story.
They’re called palindromes
A flat muscle that lies under your rib.
The enzymes mix with other molecules
Garbage in, garbage out
This began to change when scientists began taking it to parties, seeking affection
If I had a million dollars, and that’s big,
I would tell you.
-Abby


What Is A Gruffalo?
A mouse took a stroll
What’s a gruffalo?
Join me for tea, said the owl.
I’m going to have tea with a gruffalo
Good bye little mouse
His favorite thing to eat is scrambled snake
Don’t they know there is no such thing as a gruffalo?
What is that thing?
Wait, it’s a gruffalo
The mouse introduced the gruffalo to the snake, owl and fox

They all went back to their homes
And never thought of eating the mouse again.
-Shelby



Rock ‘n’ Roll
We’d sing
Travel all over the land
Millions of fans
Love us
Cheers for us
We sign autographs
Millionaires
Extra long hair
We’re rock stars.
-Sarah



Sam McGee
On a Christmas Day
That very night
We lay packed tight and I’m asking
That you won’t refuse
He crouched on the sleigh in Tennessee
Lashed to a sleigh
Now a promise made
Is a debt unpaid
And through my lips
And in my heart
I cursed that load
That long, long night.
-Shelby


The Shooting Of Dan
In the Malamute Saloon
A hag-time tune
When out of the night
Dog-dirty and loaded for bear
Was dangerous Dan McGrew
With a face most hair
Full of his wondering gaze
My god! But that man could play
You could almost hear
Camped there in the cold
Dead world
Hunger and night and the stars
Bacon and beans
Crawl away and die
His voice was calm
The two men lay stiff and stark
Hooch!
-Courtney



The Crazy Night
There was a house
I entered
I heard a mouse
I sat on the couch
I heard an ouch
A car squealed
My foot swelled
As I waited
In anxiety
I went to the mark
And saw a shark
My dog barked
The car was parked
But it was too dark
I could not see
I heard the buzz of a bee
So I climbed a tree
Sunrise came
So I thought,
Yippee.
-Tyler


The Missing Piece
Not happy
It set off
To find its missing piece
It sang
And baked in the sun
But cool rain fell
It talked to worms
And smelt flowers
Over oceans
It swam
Through jungles
It ran
Until one day
It found a piece
But it was no one’s piece
So it carried on
Too small
Too big
Too tight
Too loose
On it rolled
Falling into holes
Bumping into stone
It found another piece
At last
It was perfect
But there was no singing
So it stopped
They are their own people
They are their own piece
-Courtney


Pirates and Witches
She looked around
Pirates have green teeth
Nonsense!
They were rowing to shore
With a broomstick
Bora! Bora!
Drank some magic potion
He walked around the sand castle
Tulip fluffy glow!
Miss dewdrop
Aye! Treasure!
From her pocket
Then we set sail
On sandwiches
The meat
That afternoon was made of flowers
Flash, crash, crack
And you have met some nice new friends
Up yonder pole.
-Allanah


You’re Only Old Once
When you’ve finished that test, is somehow you’ve gotten lost.
Your escape plans have melted, you haven’t a chance
You’re going to be sorry you came
You’ll be told that your hearings so murky and muddy
To this fish you’ll become a pain, pain in the neck.
You have qualified
And when that guy finds out what you like, you can bet it won’t be on your diet
Footsies, fungus and freckles
When at last we are sure if you’re smart.
-Katrina



Hello? I’ve Lost My Horse
Hello? I’ve lost my horse
Was the loveliest of them all
An army of his friends attacked
Suddenly, a large paw scared the animals off
Frightened and alone
He decided to take it camping
Do we have a boat?
No!
Now would be a good time to get a dog
They went off to the zoo on his bicycle
Now don’t be jealous
OK
-Brooke



Cinderella Wolf
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all?
Snow white
Bodice laces of all colors
Creeping, crumpling
Nibbling and squabbling
How it does become you.

In the day, they huddled at the bottom of the garden
Good things, lovely things
A scrambling, rambling, rustling in the walls
“Well you can tell your puppet” began her father, and then he said
“Queen, thou art the fairest of them all”.

Back to practicing his tuba.


-Grade 8B and Ms. Jessome




Cinderella Wolf
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all?
Snow white
Bodice laces of all colors
Creeping, crumpling
Nibbling and squabbling
How it does become you.

In the day, they huddled at the bottom of the garden
Good things, lovely things
A scrambling, rambling, rustling in the walls
“Well you can tell your puppet” began her father, and then he said
“Queen, thou art the fairest of them all”.

Back to practicing his tuba.
-Grade 8B and Ms. Jessome



Dogs

We first began to learn
Of the hidden worlds around us
Dogs do not need frequency
They come in all shapes and sizes

-Courtney 8B


Car and Driver

This is the new Chevy Malibu.
The best way to avoid an accident.
Great looks
Change your life
There is simply nothing else like it.
The love potion.

-Bra
d


The Hungry Ant, Joey

Way to go squirt, you were ace
Heading straight for the any walking tickety-tack
As East goes West and forth goes back.
Joey smiled back
Just before that awful smack
Clickety-clack.
Hungry, hunting, tickety-tack
Think of two without even trying
Oh run to wrack
Just out a-searching for a snack.

-Amber



ATV Rider

Side by side means double the fun
Can I use words with an effort
On a 727 raptor
“Take ‘er slow”
Mud mafia
Mud lights
And mudzillas
With 700 Cat diesel
I realized I was done for the day

-Kri
s


Ghost’s Treasure


I wandered over to investigate
The big seagull
Covered with wood shavings
Then Billy said,
“Race you to the shack island”
Leaving the gloomy forest
The ghost’s treasure
Had rough critters on it
They chuckled until three o’clock

-Morgan



Space With A Twist

The moon
Pancake domes
The sun
Rockets
When there was nothing more to eat
One of these witches, more wicked than the other
Had taken prisoner
The monarch
Zip
I forget
Wilson Jones

-Richar
d

First Day With Embarrassment

First day
Let’s go
Wanda’s mom packed a delicious lunch
Octopus, lizards, frogs and rat’s tail yogurt
Promise not to embarrass me?
Oh Wanda!
Nonsense.
You didn’t comb your hair
AHHHHH! Yelled Wanda.
Everyone looked
She felt silly.

-Katelyn

Cinderella

Once upon a time
In a tiny kingdom
It was beautiful
With elegant horses
Goodness and plenty

A note to go to the ball
I look horrible
I burst into tears
Furious with rage
With no dress
I was in a love spell

My dream will come true tonight
My glass slipper is missing
My beauty will end at midnight

-Jarrett


Cats
Paddy Whack is a prince of a cat
All day long sits in the sun
His sticky wet tongue
Yesterday was a terrible day
Sally came home

But what a cat!
A laugh of a cat,
A dumpling cat,
Sally said,
“Here you are, Paddy Whack, a friend for you!”
-Crystal-Dawn



Bugs
Become a huge hit with bugs
Antennae
Colorful
The bugman says,
“Eat up, we got a big day ahead.”

Got some fly facts to learn
Fastest creatures running on Earth
Read and see why
They look just like leafless sticks

-Jaylyn
e

Motorcycles
Motorcycles
Fork
Spikes
Kawasaki
Turbo
Speed, wheels, brakes, tires
Under 5cc to nearly 150cc
A hundred years ago

-Cody


The Truth About Poop
Everybody poops
Knowing about poop can save your life
Birds do it and bees do it
Pew!
Poop warfare
History of the toilet
Flush
Extreme poop
Useful poop
Boom!
It’s gone.

-Adam

Herbert In Boots
Once upon a time in a village in a kingdom
Puss in Boots marched to the King’s palace
Dressed in a royal outfit
Made him look so handsome
The cat trotted across the drawbridge
Herbert asked for bags of gold
And then said,
“Now I shall eat you.”
“Oh, Herbert”, he laughed
“I’d love to have that harp.”

-Alex


The Sword
Shadows of a sword leaning on a wall
Go on, it won’t hurt you
“What?” I ask
Focusing your attention
In front of Ken
“No?” The woman folded her arms
I san the crowded area
It is Thursday
Up until now I have
Made fun of your community
I don’t even know if they were ever told

-Josh


Cloudy
As drops of water dripped from the ceiling
After realized
Breakfast continued
That night
The weather was watched
But nothing came down from the sky.

-Robert