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terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2016

T stands for teachers

Hello T-Gang!

Hope you are well! I'd like to share some photos my daughter took of a project I made with one of my classes last Tuesday  . It was about a Brazilian poet I love so much: Alice Ruiz. The whole school was involved. Each teacher chose a female poet. We baptized the project as Feminine Voices because we only privigiled female writers. All of them are from Brazil.

 My daughter & me - she helped me to adorn my classroom.

 A scale model representing where our poet was born.

Here is a poetic clothes line. Anyone who visited our classroom, got a poem.

 Posters made by the students

Another scale model created by the students.

Whenever a teacher visited our classroom, s/he got a small book with a poem and candies. 
 Here is a library the students created named after the poet we chose.

I work at two public schools. Most of my students are from slums. Sometimes I'd like to make them dream too. Maybe I am wrong but poetry still gives us wings. It was such an immense pleasure to see them involved in our project. I hope they never forget Alice Ruiz.

Have a magical week!

Linking up with T stands for Tuesday


14 comentários:

  1. What a fantastic school project! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I am quite sure that all the pupils never will forget her - you made this with so much love and you give them all wings for sure ! I wished I had teachers like you are one Karla although I had good and nice teachers all the time - but such a show ---that's fabulous!

    Happy T-Day - a beautiful collage as well and you are both very beautiful women you and your daughter!

    oxo Susi

  3. I love the photos of the poet project Karla. What a wonderful idea. Plus your T piece today is so much fun. The girl you used looks like she's a real T arty girl Have a great day! Hugs-Erika

  4. What a fabulous way to involve everyone - and bound to be memorable for your class and anyone who visited! Happy T day! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. this is a fabulous project Karla and a wonderful way to honor such special female poets! It's also a great way to immerse the students and yes, give them encouragement. Thanks for sharing these special moments-you are a special teacher. Happy T day!

  6. A fantastic school project and to make tribute to the poets, the students will remember this class for sure.
    Yvonne xx

  7. I think involving the students in explorations like this help them see beyond their present circumstances. They did beautiful work! Happy T Tuesday :)

  8. I was immensely impressed with all the work you put into helping these children find their own voice, and show them there is hope and a way out of the poverty they were born into. Not only was this a marvelous project, but one the students seem to have embraced. That makes you a fantastic teacher.

    I also enjoyed your lovely art you created because your fabulous girl looks like she can take on the world with a few cups of coffee. Thanks for sharing both your cute girly girl and your wonderful Alice Ruiz project with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. My goodness... let me just say your header literally leaped off the page! Beautiful! I love to see school projects like this. i think its how students learn best with a little hands on.. Just wonderful of you to do this. Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  10. Wow! you've helped the students see, enjoy, and understand this poet and her poems using so many materials! that will really help them remember it all so much better than just reading about it. Getting to do things with their hands, making things...it is perfect! I think you are right to try to help your students dream bigger. They need someone to show them a bigger world and all of its possibilities! You and your daughter are so beautiful...love that you included your photo. happy T day!

  11. Such a brilliant way to teach and let's hear it for Girl Power ♥♥♥
    The photo of you and your daughter is precious and so joyful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I am going to investigate Alice Ruiz further so I can learn more about her.
    The children in your classes are very lucky to have someone like you full of creativity and passion for learning. Your Love and kindness to them means more than anyone might know.
    Happy T Day dear Karla oxoxo

  12. I think you are fabulous and those children are so lucky to have someone like you to give them wings and dreams...keep up the great work.

  13. I think you are fabulous and those children are so lucky to have someone like you to give them wings and dreams...keep up the great work.

  14. Fan-tas-tic! What a project! Those kids will never forget that! When they hear the name Alice Ruiz as an adult, they will remember the beautiful poems they learnt about at school.
    Happy T-Day,


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