Cool Boys Read, Inc.


Check the Rhyme: The Originals Rock the Mic

Posted by Susan Herriott on August 13, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Originals had a rap workshop on Thursday evening, and it was awesome! My brother Kavin conducted the session with the help of our friend Mieasia and a teenage volunteer, Andrew. It was a lot of fun! The boys spent the first part of the evening working together as a group. They chose a few of the vocabulary words I gave them at the beginning of the summer, put each one in a sentence or phrase, and then created a rhyme for the next line.

After that we had a freestyle circle. It was a riot! Too bad my rap was not recorded. It was a hoot! And parent Tamia O'Neal put down a vocal hook that had us jammin'! After warming up, the boys each wrote a short rap using some of their vocabulary words. Kavin pulled it all together by reciting a rap with eight of the vocabulary words and adding some freestyle lines at the end, demonstrating some lyrical skill and encouraging the boys to do well. I think the boys and the adults all really enjoyed this meeting where talent and intellect were in full effect!


Originals' Kick-off Meeting

Posted by Susan Herriott on June 21, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Originals had a great first meeting tonight. It was funny because the boys kept making suggestions about things we could do . . . and most of their suggestions were already in the plans. It was great that we were all on the same page!

Believe me, this group has a lot on its plate, but some members still want more. Hey guys, let's get started first! Then we'll see if you really need more. LOL!

I can't wait to see what these guys accomplish. They're well seasoned in the reading program, but they have some new challenges this year. It should all be very interesting.