My class recently completed this poem activity based on the book, I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes. It is a fantastic book! This is the first year that I have used it during my poetry unit. Anyway, the kinds wrote I Am poems and we hung them in the hall. Here is my take on the poem.
I Am shy yet sassy
I Am the green trees blowing in the wind
I Am the sound of ocean waves and children's laughter
I Am homemade mac' and cheese
I Am an endless run, a good pump, and a downward dog
I Am the "ah-hahs" when they get it, the smile on my kids' faces, and the light at the end of the tunnel
I Am the glue that holds it all together