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Stories and Voices
We encouraged students at our PAZ After-School Program in Brooklyn (grades 2-5) to write poems about their community, their dreams, what they love, what angers them, and other things they are passionate about. Here's a poem about love by Tannya, a 4th grader.
The students in Mr. Van Nort’s senior English class had their last Circle in mid-June. Mr. Van Nort asked everyone to reflect on their experience together at the Green School, a public high school in Brooklyn. Then he passed the group’s talking piece (a pink and purple stuffed dog) around the Circle.
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