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Thanksgiving poetry at Roan Creek Elementary

By Tamas Mondovics

Sixth Grade ELA teacher, (English Language Arts), at Roan Creek Elementary School, Sherree Schmees was pleased to shed some light on the hard work of her students that wanted to have a small part in this year’s Thanksgiving festivities.
“I have the honor of working with some of the finest students in Johnson County,” Schmees said. “My students love to write. They write narratives, informational articles, and children’s stories for school assignments.”
It was this enthusiasm and passion for when writing that inspired Scjmees to want to do something for her students, and to reward their desire for loving to write.
“I challenged my students to write poems about Thanksgiving, but with a twist,” she said, “they were to write about what their families do during Thanksgiving or things in nature, for which they were thankful.”
The students in Schmees’ class discuss writing daily and to perhaps become becoming young authors.
I told them that I would try to get some of their poems published in the Tomahawk Newspaper.
“You should have heard how excited they were,” she said. “I have fifty-two students that work on all different levels.
These students gave their all to participate in this challenge.
Of course, we couldn’t publish all of them, but I hope your readers enjoy the couple samples as much as I do.”
Please enjoy a few samples below: