Pod 2 used the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio throughout the 4 weeks of the AMA virtual camp. The words were used in our Novel Poetry exercise to guide and inspire original poems. Assigned weekly reading was employed to promote literacy, reading comprehension and engagement of social/emotional development of empathy through weekly discussions.
Written by Lauren Kelly-Washington
Lauren Kelly-Washington is founder and director of BLiS* Moves™ *(Body Language is Somatic), an organization offering a variety of somatic movements & ethnic dance as well as music offerings from the African Diaspora. She has a reputation as an open and loving teacher who is gifted in the art of inviting her students to explore their innate joy and full potential. Musically, Lauren has performed solo, and with ensembles – including a capella women’s group,Inkululeko, and African soukous band, Tamasha Africana. Her CD, With Open Arms, is a solo exploration of her collaborative work.