PickyKidPix‘s 3rd grade dream came true recently. Her third grade poetry unit produced this poem which articulated her dreams that were unbeknownst to us, her parents. It’s funny how all her dreams are contained in this poem about herself.
In the past two years, PickyKidPix went from the first travel soccer team to the third team, and back up to the second team. There was some drama when she missed the cut for a new club team in our town. As a parent, it’s so painful to watch your child’s heartbreak.
I’m proud of her though. For her resilience. For her determination. And for never giving up. She made another Club Soccer team and has been practicing hard all year trying to get better. She wants to make the top team! Will she? It almost doesn’t matter. Life lessons being learned here.
PickyKidPix’s 3rd Grade Poem
Magnificent, spectacular, crazy.
Lover of her amazing dog Wally,
office supplies and her best friends.
Who is able to get on the best
team on travel soccer.
Who feels that everyone needs a
second chance and that she
can do anything she wants
if she just believes.
Who wonders what everybody
is thinking and saying.
Who fears bad report cards and
Who would like to own a gigantic
Who dreams to fly!
Dreams do come true! Two years later, she and her best friends learned to “fly.” As for her other dreams, I’ll keep you posted. They include:
- Playing soccer for Stanford (which she spells “Standford”)
- Going to hair school as a middle schooler in order to make money in high school styling hair
- Becoming a billionaire
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18 thoughts on “3rd Grade Poetry and Dreams Coming True”
Way to to PickyKidPix! Great post – super fun and yes, I can’t wait to see your other dreams come true.
Thanks Cool Mom!
5th grade has been a good year for her!
Great poem and dream list. Isn’t it wonderful to open the world up and dare to dream. By the way I already have Forest has a Song. 🙂
Thanks so much! Are you loving Forest Has a Song?! We are!
She’s a girl who knows what she wants!
I hope I see her play soccer for Stanford some day 🙂
Isn’t that the truth?! It can make parenting her an issue when we don’t agree, but it also makes things simple. I just present options and she knows what she wants. She never regrets her decisions and she is able to decide quickly. I like that!
I’ll keep you posted if she ever makes her way to Stanford (aka Standford)!
Love it! It’s so fun to see what kids put into their poems- I feel like sometimes they aren’t realizing how much they are telling us when they write poetry… And tell her I’ll be there for the Staples grand opening when she owns one.
PickyKidPix also likes the cool things I’ve found on your blog! I got her that sticker machine thingamabob from Paper Source and told her it was your find. She really respects your picks too! You’d definitely be on her invite list!
I let her know that she can’t own a Staples store because they do not do franchising. She’d have to own the entire publicly traded company. So, now she wants to play the stock market and buy some shares. I have to find the password to the stock account my mom set up for her. She thinks Staples is a good buy right now. (I’ll be posting on teaching your kids about the stock market in June).
I love the fact that she knows what she wants and is not easily discouraged. She knows at an early age that we are responsible for making our dreams into reality for ourselves,
Yes, she is one determined little girl, that is for sure!
Cute! I love that poem!
Thanks Erik! My 5th grader would love your blog. I’m sending her over there to check it out. She has a blog too (PickyKidPix.wordpress.com) but she hardly ever posts.
Wonderful! Kids have so much potential, and from what you’ve often written about PickyKidPix it sounds like she will make all this come true and much more.
Yes dreams do come true, I cant wait for those dreams to come true.
Thanks Viren! It’s fun to see what your kids think and dream about and that poetry is the window to view this so clearly.
That’s great! How fun! I wonder what my kids would write. And what a fun idea check back!
Do your kids write poems now in school? It was a third grade assignment.