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Six Words in [after] Schools

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

By Rachel

Last week, Larry and I were invited by six-word heroine Anne Heausler to visit Midtown Family Place, an afterschool program in Manhattan. The kids ranged from 1st through 6th grades, or about 6 to 12 years old. It was definitely tough engaging them all at once, but it reinforced our belief that six-word memoirs are for everyone.
Some paper, some crayons, and some fingers to count on, and we were good to go. Most of the memoirs focused on moms, pets, food, and what to be when you grow up (Spiderman, mostly).

Some examples:
I have a lot of chinchillas.
I want a car. Honda Civic.
My brother fell off his bed.
I really want to be Spiderman.
I want to be a superstar.
I wish I was a chef.
I like buffalo wings–spicy, spicy.

One response

  1. “Found a home in the library.” – Jess deCourcy Hinds | Not Quite What I Was Blogging says:

    [...] that includes an early college program, and the students are very diverse and very smart. After teaching elementary school students, it was fun and challenging to discuss confessional culture and crowdsourcing with a group of savvy [...]

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