School visit- Southgate Elementary

School visit- Southgate Elementary

Check out these beautiful photos by sister Nicole Martinez. Nicole is an amazing 3rd grade teacher, and I’m mad because I didn’t get a picture with her. She fuses pieces of culture with the constraints of the state California school system rules. I met Nicole at a function at the legendary Sol Collective several years ago. I’m still not up on the happenings of Sacramento where she works, but I know there are incredible folks like Nicole working up there.

So, Nicole asked me to come share some stories and I went there to kick it with the kids. We did some talking, some drawing of letters, and some writing. Although i have been teaching for a minute, I’m always learning new things about how to teach “illustrating” and “creative writing”. It’s hard. I give it up to teachers who work on their students’ skills all day, every day. In the collage you can see some of the babies, and the work they did.Check out some other photos from the visit.

Peep the card, so much love! Love the quote ” Hi Rob, you are cool” lol.

When a child tells me “you’re art is cool” or “how did you get your hair like that (laughs)?”, or “thank you Mr. Robert”, or even if their eyes widen when I show them an original piece, that makes everything I do worth it.

Dig this? Check out this reading I did with Woodland Elementary in Oakland
Comments: 4
  • Libby June 2, 2012 9:34 pm

    You have changed their lives forever. They won't forget this moment.

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres June 2, 2012 9:35 pm

    🙂 Thanks I hope so, they sure have changed mine! The jr high school kids i work with, on the other hand….ok i wont go there.

  • Nicole June 6, 2012 6:44 am

    Aww Mr. Rob, eres barbara! Our class really has been changed from you. The next day the students kept telling me to say "ago.. ame" and they do it with each other and like three of them brought drawings w/little story starters to share. 🙂

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres June 6, 2012 6:45 am

    Aww thanks Nicole! meant a lot to see them "feeling it". You have such an awesome class, and they are super lucky to have you as their teacher! Que es "barbara"?

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