Good things take time, great things take a little longer…

For this week’s session with Mr Reinhold’t 7th graders we read Nikki Giovanni’s classic piece Ego Trippin’. We talked a little bit about the idea of celebrating ourselves and some of the ways that other people celebrate us. Then students got to work on creating their own versions of I Am Poems, comparing themselves to places, animals, elements of nature and anything else that inspires them. There wasn’t quite enough time to finish up their masterpieces this week, so check back next week if you want to catch the magnificence of these ego trippin’ poets!





“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.