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By Chupe, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, San Francisco International High School Hello poets near and far! Thanks to the encouraging words, woofs and meows from our ACE family, Cronos and I have successfully motivated our burgeoning poets to begin writing. Last week, we hosted our first poetry workshop. Students read some examples of inspiring poetry, began drafting their own poems and even read some pieces out loud. Students still have two weeks to work on their own submissions before our poetry contest. I’m keeping my paws crossed that...read more
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, assisted by Martha Sessums (for spelling purposes only) The ACE Poetry Contest Mascot posse of Chupe, Cronos, Violet and Thor are working with teachers and students to learn about poetry. But I have some fun facts to share. 1. The oldest written poem is a 4,000-year old epic about Gilgamesh, a half-god/half-man king from the ancient kingdom of Babylon. It consists of a long, narrative story, typically of awesome heroic actions. Sort of like our awesome ACE Learning Center students and teachers who are...read more
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Assisted by Martha Sessums (for spelling purposes only) This is awesome. We mascots are writing rhymes to each other because we’re so excited to be working together. Check out earlier blogs. You’ve met all the mascots now: –Chupe and Cronos for San Francisco International High School –Thor for Oxford Day Academy and ACE Learning Center –Violet for Oakland International High School –Riley (that’s me) for all the Alpha Public Schools and...read more