With the approach of the first day of November, or All Hallows Day, Prep V have been looking ahead to the night before: All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. They have been writing acrostic poems to celebrate the occasion.
What is an acrostic poem? This should help:
These examples below were written by Prep V children. If you’d like to see more, they are on display in their classroom. If you’d like to write your own, please feel free to post it below as a comment – we’d love to read it.
Haunted houses full of blood filled ghosts and bloodless zombies
Awkward zombies walk sideways coming to say hello
Lurking in the shadows, monsters trying to drink our blood
Orange pumpkins going to eat you
Witches with very sharp pointy noses and lots of stinky warts, brewing very nasty potions
Evil vampires appearing in and out, trying to eat our blood. The vampires have bloody teeth and bloody sleeves.
Evil chambers with zombies trying to break out.
Nasty werewolves run after people, people are terrified, nasty zombies rising out of graves going in to the church.
by Christopher Page
Haunted churches that have terrifying graveyards
Anxious children scared they might die
Lurking monsters that are waiting to gobble you up
Light lanterns to break the spell of darkness
Orange Jack-o’-lanterns that look like they want to suck your blood and never rest
Witches with long sharp noses and big warts and horrible poison potions
Enormous zombies that will squash you like an ant
Enormous howls from werewolves, whooooooo
Night on Halloween, no one ever survives.
by Jack Delaney
Haunted houses spook children
Anxious monsters ready to devour bloody sweets
Lurking children walk about in the dreadful steamy night time
Lurk in the dark and get scared by a dreadful owl
Orange lanterns hanging in the dark
Weird people in the disguise of witches
Earth is a dangerous place on the night of the howl
Eyes of the witches are a slimy and disgusting thing
No one survives on Halloween
by Samuel Olabisi