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Posted: June 2, 2022

Adobe Acres Celebrates Kids Are Authors Day

In 2019, Adobe Acres Elementary School was nominated for the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Education Foundation’s Best In Class Award.  In just a few months after joining the school, Cristina Rincon had found support in her principal, Dorene Baca, and inspired her fellow teachers to join her in an initiative to have every student create their own book.  The school brought in authors to speak with students and added books to their library to further inspire students. 

On May 17th, the school was once again ready to welcome the community to their school to meet with their student authors and learn about their books and all the time and effort they put into completing them. 

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Students commented, “"I feel proud that I wrote a whole book," and ”I learned not to believe, or just copy, what you find on the internet."  Others stated, “It was hard work but I really liked that we could choose what to write about and share it with people,” and "This is the second book I published”.

Students brushed up on their presentation skills by sharing their work with their younger peers as well as their teachers, their principal and their families.  They also had to be ready to present to guests, including the APS Education Foundation staff. 

Ms. Rincon writes, “The APS Education Foundation has provided our school with tools to promote world culture and literacy.  Our students have benefited greatly by synthesizing ideas in writing and then sharing with others in both Spanish and English.  I hope to see our program continue and grow for years to come.  Now, more than ever, giving students a voice could mean the difference between success and failure; feeling connected or disconnected.  We need to slow down and celebrate where students are and what matters to them.  Events like Kids are Authors allow us to do just this.  I truly believe literacy is a lifelong skill that benefits both the individual and society as it is the core to critical thinking in today's world.”