‘She Always Makes Me Happy’
TYNGSBORO -- How would you describe your mom? Less than a week before Mother’s Day, Renee Sword challenged her second-graders with an acrostic poem. Using the word “MOTHER,” the Tyngsboro Elementary School students were tasked to come up with a word or phrase that began with each letter.
My special person.
One of a kind.
The best mom.
Have your love forever.
Everybody loves their mom.
Raise me as a child.
A few of Sword’s students spoke to The Sun Thursday about their moms. Below are a few snippets of those conversations.
Michael Hardy, 8
Michael, unlike most of his classmates, chose to write an original poem for his mom, Kathleen Sousa. It’s about the food she prepares.
“Her cooking skills are actually very good, and it makes me want to cook myself,” Michael revealed. “She sometimes makes hot dogs and beans.”
What else does his mom make that Michael loves? His eyes lit up.
“Mac and cheese,” he said. “Eggs!”
Her culinary skills aside, Michael said his mom also helps him with homework and takes him places. She taught him how to ride a bike.
Jarimiya Gallagher, 8
Jarimiya thinks his mom is marvelous. He wrote so in his poem.
“She lets me do a lot of things. She lets me watch TV,” he said. “She lets me go outside by myself. She lets me go on the trampoline by myself.”
For “T,” Jarimiya wrote “Terrific at looking.” He said she’s got a big smile.
“When she smiles, she shows her teeth,” he said. “Instead of like my dad. He doesn’t like to show his teeth.”
As of Thursday, Jarimiya didn’t know yet what he was going to do for Mother’s Day. He thought about it, though. He said he plans on giving her this poem, and a wooden chest he painted in class.
Ereese Fombah, 8
Ereese said her mom, Erica, is her special person.
“She always makes me happy. She sometimes reads me stories and she also tucks me in when I go to bed,” Ereese said. “She prays for me.”
Her mom is also always on her side and helps her when she’s hurt, Ereese said. She also cooks all the time, including spaghetti and meatballs. Ereese’s favorite.
The second-grader was keeping her poem a secret. On the morning of Mother’s Day, Ereese said she plans on sneaking into her mom’s room while she’s asleep. She will leave the laminated poem in her mom’s purse.
Conor Rowe, 8
Conor said his mom is nice. She gives him hugs every night before bed, he said.
“She lets me do things that my father doesn’t,” he added. “She lets me watch a movie in the car.”
Conor said he’s watched Scooby-Doo on car rides.
For “H,” Conor wrote “Having good times.” He said his mom plays Tinker Toys with him and they’ve gone to the beach together.
“Everybody has moms that they love,” he said.
Savannah Jansson, 8
Savannah said her mom, Lisa, is very good at taking care of her. She said her mom lets her pick things at Marshalls and makes her cheeseburgers with tomato, cucumbers, and hamburger sauce. There’s also her mac and cheese.
“Oh I love my mom,” Savannah wrote for “O.”
“They love you and the love never goes away,” she said.
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