Ms. Tavares' class
Angelena Tavares is an 8th grade Language Arts at Mountain View Middle School. She has been incorporating oral history projects in her classes for the last few years.
In 2019-2020, she asked students to complete an oral history project and then to create their own original creative piece (e.g. poetry) based on their project.
Always Trying His Best
by Simonee/ Inspired by the oral history of Ivan
He suffered a lot
with blood cancer, he was
always sick had to be in the hospital,
and he couldn’t even play like kids
his age nor go to school.
He’s a great son
because after his sickness has
gone away, he looked for a job
to pay back to his parents for everything
they had spend on him and even
now that he’s in the U.S. he’s always
thinks about them and sends them money.
He’s also a great father
and always trying to do better and
making his daughters happier and always
trying to understand them.
For us, his daughters
he is the best because he tries his best
to raise us by himself and never talks bad
about our mother even though we know she
is trash and he even recently offer us to talk
to her but we don’t want to talk to her.