Starr King Elementary and 826 Valencia featured in The Potrero View

SF Neighborhood newspaper The Portrero View recognized our work with Starr King Elementary in their January 2021 issue, saying “growth in student writing is tangible.”

The article features “I Am From” poems from nineteen Starr King 4th graders, including “Burger” by Shatia Pease-Finklea:

I am from burgers with ketchup and mayonnaise, but no mustard, pickles, melted cheese, and lettuce.
I am from hot sauce so hot that my cousin, a boy who loves hot sauce, put hot sauce on my taco and it was soooo hot,
I ran around the backyard trying to find some way to cool off.
I found a bucket of water, almost like a tub, and poured it all on my face.

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