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Announcing our 2012-13 After-School & Community Classes
“Take My Word For It!” teaches after-school and community-based programs throughout the San Francisco Bay area as well as in Northern Virginia.
This winter at the Booksmith, the kids have been exploring the magic of flight. In addition to producing imaginative free writes and participating in group writing games, students have written numerous works based on our central theme. These pieces include … Continue reading
This Winter in our “Shhh! Secrets” curriculum we focused on the worlds built up around the secrets we decide to harbor and share. We also broke down the elements of character and backstory with our activities in secret identities and … Continue reading
From bedtime stories to beliefs, check out the poems and tales concocted by our class at The Booksmith in San Francisco this Fall! From her Bedtime Story: Kings, queens, princes, princesses, emperors and empresses came from playgrounds far and wide, … Continue reading
Our young writers had a blast letting their imaginations run away with free-writes, Amelia Earhart theories, and more at Thornhill Elementary this Fall. Take a look at some of our favorite excerpts from the class below! A Fun Rainy … Continue reading
We’re ringing in the New Year by adding three more after-shool programs to our roster. We’ll now be leading writing adventures at Claire Lilienthal Alternative School and Children’s Day School in San Francisco, and at Redwood Day School in Oakland. … Continue reading
“Take My Word For It!” is getting grown-ups in on the act! We’re starting with a series of Mother-Daughter Creative Writing workshops in San Francisco and the East Bay… Continue reading
This summer, Edible East Bay features “TMWFI!” “Recipes can spark the imagination, but more often, we look to them when we want assurance of success in reaching some specified goal, such as, say, making a perfect soufflé. Writing teacher Sondra … Continue reading
Today we're featuring some creative writing gems from our after-school students at Sunset Elementary. Take a look at some of their pieces inspired by our Dream curriculum. Kids Write About Dreams or Nightmares They've Had A dream: There was a … Continue reading
Our beloved Peanut Butter & the Pen quarterly community class and is now a series of weekly after-school classes at 18 Reasons taught by Claire Rawlins. Our meaty metaphors and saucy similes served as the perfect after-school snack – see for … Continue reading