in this video.)
It was quite an accomplishment, to say the least!
Then in the evening, we invited families to school to read the cartoneras and to make a family cartonera to take home to write their family story.
"When the books were published, I felt accomplished."
"It was fun to walk around with my buddy to read books without my teacher." :)
"It kind of proves that you don't need to be a pro to write a book."
"I enjoyed getting to fix up a story and make it better."
"It was amazing and I thought it was cool. Everyone should do this!"
Isn't that AWESOME??!!?
I am incredibly proud to have been a part of this celebration of writing and sad that the event is over. I am already thinking of ways to grow the program and make it even better, including expanding the project to other schools to connect students and classrooms from around the country in the spirit of writing.
If you are interested in learning more about possibly bringing a Cartonera Project to your school or classroom and would like to learn more, please fill out this Google form. When I get the information together, I will be in touch.