Shout Out Week Continued

Week 11 with Dever’s 7th grade was a continuation of sharing pieces and celebrating how much we have accomplished.  We revisited and reviewed what an affirmation is and how to give and use them. We practiced by affirming eachother’s pieces to make one large affirming piece. Below are the results of each classes affirmations.


Here’s To Carteno’s Poet’s (1)

Here’s to Karina who bravely kicked off sharing with a steady pace (and ate it up)

Here’s to Geo who shared a smooth piece and showed bravery

Here’s to Jaydan who rhymed and showed us flow and bars

Here’s to Nessa’s confidence and inclusion of friends,

To Diego who made us gasp with stary-telling,

Kevin who used detail amazingly,

Val’s vulnerability and freedom.

And extra inspiration from Szymon

Here’s to Cas’s and Liam’s drawings and the artists in the room.

Shout out to those who have yet to share,

and all the students of 310 and the creativity we express here.


Here’s to Ms. Sherfinski’s Poets

Here’s to you,

Maleki who introduced the class to Mr. Pickles

To Maxine who showed courage and to spoke truth, reminding us to redefine ourselves,

Julito who captivated us with word choice,

Heres to Dashia who bravely shared her talent,

Keleia who’s doodles on the side of the page

brightened the pieces of sharing day,

Karim who made the whole class laugh

to the poets at home and the poets in class,

continue to share and inspire.


Both those at home and in person

Those who have shared and those who will share next time.




Here’s to Carteno’s Poets (2)


Here is to Angel’s for kicking us off, your parents would be proud

Here’s to Kevin’s Christmas spirit,  use of details, shout out to the Bears.


Here’s to Adrian’s imagery and Christmas references,

Here’s to the Trudy teaching us something new,


Heres to Janessa’s summer time energy and humor

Shout out to Shai’s imagery and story-telling, reminding us that we all

come from light.


Shout out to those who have yet to share,

And another chance to write together,

Here’s to all the students of 309 and the laughter and stories we can express here.






“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.