At Coffee House 135 yesterday, my junior honors students once again amazed and inspired with their intelligence, knowledge, and creativity. One student read an excerpt from her 320-page novel that will soon be published. Another showed a video of himself playing a 9-minute composition by Chopin. Others shared an ode, sonnets, satirical character portraits, a hypothetical situation in essay form, perspectives on love and the natural world, 1-2 sentence and 50-word stories, pottery and sculptures, paintings, photographs, uplifting cross-stitch designs, a passage from an epic poem and a novella, shoes decorated with images from famous paintings, a contemporary dance, flash fiction pieces, a pop song, calligraphy, free verse poems, and more.
Here are pictures of some of the students who participated in each class.
They make me proud to be a teacher.
— Ms. DiOrio
Coffee House 135 has been going strong in Room 135 at Edison High School for 13 years. These are the first pictures taken of the events. More will follow…