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Thor Writes Poems About Belonging to Inspire Oxford Day Academy Poets

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Thor, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oxford Day Academy Hello Everyone, this is Thor once again. I was on Spring break last week and enjoyed reading your posts while away from school. During my week off, this poem kept swirling in my head, which I would like to share with you. We belong By Thor We belong in a different world Our heritage never goes wrong Whatever we’re denied or Embrace For worse Or for best We all belong Together We belong And we’re strong We stand With a straight face We walk with a pace Through the fields Full...

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Poetry Workshops Inspire Poetry at San Francisco International High School

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 1 comment

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...

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Riley’s 5 Fun Facts About Poetry

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

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...

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