Hi! I love your group of images and the feelings you wrote on them. You have shown me that even one word with an image can give a new and deeper meaning to that image. I also really like the way you placed the word “Anxiety” along the rollercoaster!
Xuefeng, I love the line, “I am from peach blossom, means the spring is coming” because it not only shows me what is there, but it tells me the meaning of the blossoms. This poem is full of great images!
Raymond, your poem has so many wonderful details about the world around you! I liked when you wrote, “Papers that are important to me are all over the place” and “subway station which is always noisy” because they make me feel like I can see and hear where you are. Thank you for sharing your world with us!
Your poem has so many wonderful images – foods and things in your home. It also has so many feelings like when you wrote, “I am from the dark light of my room, where it feels a safe place to be.” I can both see and feel your room and I know what you mean – I feel that way about my room too!
I love when you say, “To fall apart and get up” because that seems like an important lesson for anyone. It makes me think about how when I have hard times in my life, I try to get through them and keep going.
Lona, Your words, “While it is important that we provide a somewhat structured and rich learning experience, I don’t want to forget that the students’ agenda is of equal value in determining what that rich experience will be.” rang so true to me! They echo my thinking as well as my questions regarding our plans for the 3 weeks. I know our pla…[Read more]
I like the idea of an overarching something but I am not sure a specific question might be – well, too specific. I wonder if this will feel a little too much like “regular school” to the summer kids. When we did
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