The Places We Come From

For our last session at Jordan, 6th graders explored the people, places and things that represent where we come from. We opened up with an activity where students created their own paint chips based on colors that were important to their lives. (For example, taki red or peach orange). Then, we read an “I Am From” poem written by then-15-year-old Rockelle R. Students ended with writing their own I Am From poems…take a look below!

Ms. Hamer’s 12:50pm Class

I am From
by Tru

I am from Hey
I am from the smell of food
I am from Keyshia Cole’s “Love”
I am from Fortnite
I am from Tierra
I am from YFG Fatso and G Herbo 

I am From
by Josue

I am from say thank you
I’m from tacos
I’m from tacos
I’m from El Patito Juan
I’m from soccer
I’m from Alma and Josias
I’m from TV
I’m from gunshots

I’m From
by Erik

I’m from Erik
I’m from freshness
I’m from God’s Plan and more
I’m from soccer, fifa
I’m from tacos of steak
I’m from vroom vroom

Ms. Hamer’s 1:50pm Class

I am From 
by Rakiya

I’m from “Girl shut up” or “Rakiya
clean your room.” I’m from Jhene Aiko.
I’m from GTA and volleyball. I’m from Ruby and Allen.
I’m from couch.
I’m from quiet.
I’m from steak & tacos.  

I am from
by Sadaf

I am from don’t be rude.
I am from flowers and rainbows
I am from burger and fries
I am from pizza. 



“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.