Turning Point School Blog
This weekend in Philadelphia is the Dream Flag Project Celebration. The Dream Flag Project began in 2003 and now has students in over 27 countries and 42 states participating through writing and sharing poems about their dreams. This year, Level 6 students participated in the project as a culminating writing piece for the Intergenerational Writers Workshop, an annual project in which Level 6 students partner with seniors from the Culver City Senior Center to share writing and learn from one another during weekly sessions.
This year’s workshop assignments followed a reading and discussion of Langston Hughes’ poem Dream Keeper, after which students and seniors wrote poems about their dreams. In lieu of sending flags to the celebration, Turning Point was asked to participate in a beta test of the Dreamline app, which allows students to make a Dream Flag with others in their class, then display and celebrate their work on the app with other students from around the world. Each Level 6 student had his/her flag photographed and was recorded while reading his/her poem. Level 6 was excited to be a part of this international celebration of dreams and poetry.
The Level 6 dream flags will be on display at the Intergenerational Village on May 26.
To read more about this year’s Intergenerational Writers Workshop, see this article written by one of the seniors for the Culver City Observer.