Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Welcome to a Very Special Edition of the Thursday Sweet Treat - Part 1

Welcome to the 2nd Grade Thursday Sweet Treat project! We are so happy to have you here!!
Allow me to introduce these talented 2nd graders :)


This is the first of a two part series that will be unveiled today. Artists from around the globe gathered together to take part in an incredible educational art project with an amazing group of 2nd graders led by an equally amazing teacher, Ms. Regan.

Each child was invited to write a poem based upon a theme chosen by the artists and writers. The poems were to begin with the phrase, “I Am...” Once the theme was announced the students got to work.





When the students finished the first draft of their poems, the artists and writers reviewed the work and provided valuable feedback. Then, with the help of Ms. Regan, the students wrote and decorated their final poems.

That was the first part of the project. The second which will be unveiled this afternoon includes original artwork and poetry created by the artists and writers. You see, each artist was invited to write their own “I Am..” poem and then bring an aspect of a student's work to life. Please join me in celebrating a project that turned an online group of students and artists into a small global community creating beautiful works of art full of hope and joy.

Allow me to present the work of this delightful, talented, creative, amazing group of 2nd graders. They are so inspiring! Their work will fill you with happiness and make you want to create poetry and artwork of your own.





Angel






I am ...
By Angel

I am a happy dolphin.
I live in the water.
Sometimes I pop up to get air.
I go down to play
With my friends the fish.
I am a dolphin!

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is Math. Math is my favorite subject because I like to count money.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to play kick ball with my friends.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is chocolate.







Elizabeth





I am ...

By Elizabeth

I am red
the color of a rose
the color of a door
the color of a Macintosh Apple
the color of a Valentine
the color of a juicy cherry
the color of a sweet strawberry
I am red.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is Math. Math is my favorite subject because I like the Math games and the Math books.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to read and play outside. My favorite book is Junie B. Jones.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is vanilla.







Jasmine







I am...
By Jasmine

I am a cat
who loves to drink milk
chase mice every single day.
I like to eat fish
I am nice and furry
black, white, gray and orange
I am a cat.
Meow, meow

What's your favorite subject in school
My favorite subject in school is art. Art is my favorite subject in school because sometimes you draw and I like to draw.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
One fun thing I like to do is run around and play.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is chocolate. I love chocolate!



Jaydin




I am
By Jaydin

I am a cow
that likes to run all day
on the farm.
I like to ...
sleep all night
on the green grass
I make milk for people
to drink
I am a cow.
Moo-moo

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is Math. I like Math because I learned how to tell time.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
One fun thing I like to do is play basketball.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is chocolate ice cream.







Jennifer





Pizza
By Jennifer

Pizza is a yummy thing.
Cheesy on both sides
Round as a tire.
Different toppings.
Pineapples
Vegetables
Pepperoni
My tummy is crazy for pizza!
What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is Science. I like Science because you learn about plants and soil.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
For fun, I like to pull pranks on my little brother. He thinks it is pretend and it is kind of funny.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite flavor ice cream is vanilla. It tastes sweet and creamy.


Jie







I am ...
By Jie

I am a
shark
as big
as a giant.
Sometimes
I jump out
of the blue water.
Sometime
I flip.
I am...
a SHARK!

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject n school is Math. Math is my favorite subject because it is easy.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to play kick ball with my friends.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is Vanilla.







Jordan






I am ...
By Jordan


Pencil
Good to write with
Sharp tip
Pink eraser
Yellow as the sun
Pencil

Jordan did not submit a bio.



Max







I am...
By Max


I am a gorilla
eating alot of bananas.
Bananas yellow as the sun.
Fat and grumpy.
Black and hairy.
Gentle giants
Stomp, Stomp!

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is math. I like math because I can count and take away. I now can tell time!

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to read. My favorite book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is vanilla.







Muhammad





Tick, tock
I am a clock

It ticks and tocks.
1 to 12 in the morning
Then 1 to 12 in the night
It's fun to be a clock
because you always
Tick and tock!

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is Science. Science is my favorite subject because you get to color and win prizes.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
For fun, I like to play Playstation with my brother.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite flavor ice cream is ice cream sandwiches.






Nikeisha





I am ...
By Nikeisha


I am red.
I am the color of fire.
I am the color of the
stripes on the American flag.
I am the color of an apple.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is math. Math is my favorite subject because math is good for your mind.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
My favorite fun thing to do is shop. It is fun because I get to buy pretty clothes.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is chocolate because chocolate is good.



Rahman






I am ...
By Rahman


I am an eagle
I fly as fast as a car!
brown body,
brown wings,
brown legs,
yellow feet and yellow beak.
I glide through the air
as gentle as the wind.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is math. I like math because I learned how to tell time.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
One fun thing I like to do is play kickball. I like to play kickball with my sisters.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite flavor ice cream is chocolate.



Ricardo







I am...
By Ricardo


I am red
The color of an apple.
The color of fire.
The color of a heart.
The color of my Mom's dress.
The color of love.
I am red.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is math. I like math because I like multiplication.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to board games. My favorite board game is Connect Four!

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is pistachio.



Tamia







I am...
By Tamia


I am purple.
The color of a juicy plum.
The color of mushy grapes.
The color of a bookbag.
The color of sticky lipgloss.
The color of an art paper.
The color of fizzy grape soda.
I am purple.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is math. I I like math because I like learning my times tables.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to go to the park. I get to play on the swing and slide.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is pineapple coconut because it has lots of flavor.




Tyquel






I am ...
By Tyquel


Orange fur
black stripes
lives in the jungle
runs as fast as the wind
clawes as sharp as knives
roar as loud as thunder
teeth as sharp as nails
king of the jungle

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is math. I like math because it is fun.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to go to the skateboard park.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is vanilla.



Tyrique





I am...
By Tyrique


I am brown
The color of a mud puddle.
The color of a bear
The color of a luscious pear
The color of tree branches
The color of chocolate milk
The color of a beaver
The color of a cardboard box
The color of a coconut.
The color of a ground hog
The color of dirt
Brown is the color of my beautiful skin.

What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is math. I like math because you learn fun stuff.

What's one fun thing you like to do?
I like to play Wii with my sister.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My favorite ice cream is vanilla ice cream in a cup,

Proud to share what they have accomplished!







To all the artists and writers who shared their inspiring thoughts, encouraging words, warm hearts and, in some cases, fabulous supplies, the students would like to say....

Please share your thoughts, ask the artists questions and leave a comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!!

19 comments:

TheClayMuse said...

Natahsa I think this was the best sweet treat yet!
Just wonderful, I don't really have words!
Thank you to all the kids for sharing with us!

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

This is the best treat ever! Congratulations to all the children.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Natasha said...

TheClayMuse - I am in complete agreement...this Thursday Sweet Treat is the best! It's such a celebration of words, colors, and images. Their poems are exceptional and their designs are simply gorgeous!

Jenjen - I think you said it best - talent - they are all so talented..this work proves that!! Congratulations to the entire class for sharing such beauty

Felicia Kramer said...

How absolutely positively delightful! Both words and images are so free and imaginative and colorful. As Picasso said:
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Marja said...

How wonderful! These poems and designs are so full of joy and talent. Thanks so much for sharing with us! This just makes brings a huge smile to my face and joy to my day! :)

Tart Deco said...

Can't wait for part two!

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...

Greetings!

How very kyool to see how they've taken their rough drafts and the comments and blended them for the final versions. :-)

What awesome pics and everything! Great work!!! :-)

Looking forward to part two as well. This was a lot of fun. Thank you all for participating & making this such a wonderful event! :-)

I love the sign. :-) You are most welcome!!! :-)

Looking forward to the next time we do this too!!! :-D

Bright Blessings & Good Fortune! :-)
-Bird

lifeartdesigns said...

This is so awesome! These children did great work! I sooo wish I could have played. I love to make Dolphins out of clay, so I was surprised when the first one was about a Dolphin. I was also surprised to read that so many of them said their favorite school subjest was math. They must have a great math teacher! Can't wait for part two! Great job everybody!!
Janie

Marja said...

I forgot to add - that I LOVE the thank you sign - you are very welcome!

And, that I was just tickled to see some of the supplies in their designs! You all just make me smile! :)

JanetDavies said...

This was so much fun!
A HUGE thank you to the teacher and all the incredible kids and artists who participated and most of all to Natasha for putting this together.

It was such a great experience to connect with every one in this project and I look forward to doing it again!

lisianblue said...

I am so thrilled to see the finished poems. I think ALL of the children did a fantastic job.
This was such a fun project to do. Great thank you sign. And I'd like to say: Thank You to the kids and Ms Regan.
And of course a big Thank You to Natasha for putting all this together.

meherio68 said...

I was already impressed by the poems, But he art work done by these children makes it all even more of a Treat, definitely.
Wow!
It's good to know that school days can be that creative and pleasureable (lovely to see so many bright smiles in one blog post ;-).
Keep up the good work, everyone!

kathleen said...

when the children saw their poems online this morning they were truly amazed!!! they were so happy to see their work online!! the feedback they received after they wrote their poems was surreal!!! they loved reading it and to see the smiles on their faces was absolutely amazing!!! i would like to thank all for taking the time to work with the children in my class and help see their poems come to life. the feedback was great and they enjoyed writing and decorating their poems!!! this was such a great idea and hope we can continue to work together in the future!!!

aquamaureen said...

What a joy to see the finished products . . . the poems were great, and then each one was so colorfully decorated. This was a terrific project--I'm so grateful to you, Natasha, and to Ms. Regan, and everyone else who helped this come to fruition.

Murphy681 said...

What a fantastic project!!!!

giraffelabel said...

wow! i am totally impressed by the finished projects here. the kids did amazing! thank you!!

Amanda (Blake) Fall said...

Hi! I tried to leave a comment earlier, but I think it didn't go through.

I just wanted to tell ALL the kids this: you are all amazing! I felt your creativity, happiness and pride in every work I saw here... in the poems and the illustrations. I really hope you all saw how much fun creating things and writing can be, and that you'll all keep trying.

I loved your "thank you" sign to us--and thank YOU for letting us be a part of your class for a few days.

Oceanside Creations said...

This is precious!

Natasha said...

To all of the students who are in Ms. Regan's class, I think you are such talented, creative people. Look at the work you created...it's beautiful because it paints the most vivid pictures in the mind...it's beautiful because it's you...your imagination. Thank you for sharing your words and your art...you inspired us all!!!!!

To all who participated and gave feedback and created, thank you for sharing your talent, for passing along valuable advice and for helping to make these students stronger writers and artists. Thank you for working so hard to share your vision and share what each poet here inspired you to create.

Thank you to every person who came here to cheer for this amazing group of writers and artists in the classroom and around the world!!