100 Memories (part 2)

First we read 100 memories with the 4th grader, then we read 100 memories with the middle schoolers. Here is what Ymani O. remembers:


100 memories

Ymani O.

7th grade


meeting my sister for the first time

my 3rd birthday

helping my aunt carry baby clothes

learning how to ride a bike

my first motorcycle ride

kindergarden graduation

meeting Cal

going to 6 flags (first time)

dying my hair pink

getting introduced to cosplay

having pottery class

first day of 6th grade

meeting the easter bunny with my doll

having detention (was not my last)

getting burned on my knee

seeing a snow white play (pre-k)

meeting up with my crush after a while

making b honor roll (k-6)

cutting my own hair (still have it the same just better)

getting glasses



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.