Okay, actually, they speak all the time. It’s a much bigger challenge to get them to quiet down. However, we did manage to get them especially quiet for one afternoon in June, when they filled out end-of-the-year surveys. Here are some of their responses…
I think it emotions
an intricate form of expression, an in-depth description of something/someone/a concept
one’s feelings, soul, their very being put into words
a way to let go of stress, talk about yourself in a secret way
something that comes from your heart
about expressing your life and feeling and showing your talents
fun to write
poetry is your inspiration on what you think about with rhythm and rap in it
a way to transcend how you feel you are able, speak your mind and make something wonderful
good and awesome because it is fun
a reflection of one’s inner being
a creative outlet of pent up emotions, a stress reliever, a hobby, a dream for some people
it was cool and I had my good and bad days
written or spoken words that come from the heart
Do you think Writing Club is important?
Yes, to help people with lower self-esteem.
It creates a safe but open community for kids to come express, learn, and grow.
Writing Club is important because it helps kids be themselves and not something people say they are.
it is important because it helps me understand poetry more
it involves school english I learned new words and brung it into english class
yes because it calms people down.
Yes. Because you get to know something.
Yes it is important because it embraces your choice of words and before in english class I never talked so much more proper. I really improved and my teacher even said to me I now have high grammar.
yes because it helps kids put their feelings out there make new friends and keeps them out the street
yes because you can become a famous writer
yes. Writing club is a creative avenue to self–the true and authentic sense of self
yes because not only does it keep us occupied but it gives us a chance to meet other people
Writing club is important for all of us. It’s a safe community of artists pushing and motivating each other to grow
Yes because it’s like a place I can call home