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Student Writing Wednesday: Stephanie’s “Going to the Pool”

“I drew going to the pool because it was a good day.”

I drew this because I wanted to do the time that I met Teresa, but I remember nothing. I thought of the fun things that we have done together. I thought about the time I went to the pool with her. I drew this comic about Teresa and I going to the pool. I drew going to the pool because it was a good day. It was also one of my favorite days. What happened was that she had to pick me up from my house. From there, we went to the pool to have the opportunity to leave. I drew about when Teresa and I went to the pool and had a great time.

Yo dibuje esto porque quise dibujar sobre cuando conocí a Teresa pero no pude recordar nada. Pensé en las cosas divertidas que hacemos juntos. Pensé en la vez que fui a la piscina con ella. Dibuje este comic sobre Teresa y yo yendo a la piscina. Así que yo dibuje yendo a la piscina porque fue un buen dia. También fue uno de mis días favoritos. Entonces lo que sucedió fue que ella tuvo que recogerme de mi casa. Desde allí fuimos a la piscina para tener la oportunidad de irnos. Yo dibuje acerca de cuando yo y Teresa fuimos a la piscina y lo pasamos genial.


Whether it’s with sidewalk chalk or in the margins of their homework, there’s one thing the young authors of 826LA love, and that’s drawing. In The Very First Friend I Ever Had, After-School Tutoring students at 826LA in Mar Vista took that passion for drawing and channeled it into comics showcasing their very own lives and friendships. To accompany their sketches, students penned brief descriptions of their comics. They then rose to the challenge of translating those descriptions into Spanish. Finally, they told us a little bit more about themselves, with About the Author cards. What results is a book that fully captures our students’ lives, from their hobbies and friendships to the language many speak at home.

Read more about 826LA’s tutoring program and volunteer opportunities here

You can purchase The Very First Friend I Ever Had at the Time Travel Mart here.

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