May 14, 2018. Watsonville, CA. The community is invited to join us at a very event, Alianza Charter School, Amesti Elementary School and Cesar Chavez Middle School Collaborative Literature & Art Show, to be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Plaza Vigil at 23 East Beach Street in Watsonville, CA. This very special literature & art exhibit brings together three schools in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in the production of a very special interactive bilingual book. For more information, call Lucia Herrera at (831) 740 – 9455 or Lucia_Herrera@pvusd.net
About the Project
Three teachers from the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) worked on a Collaborative Literature and Art Project. Eighteen writing pieces (5 theatrical acts and 13 poems) from the 8th grade SLA students at Alianza Charter School and their teacher, Amparo Yodar-Jiménez, were selected to be exhibited in a special interactive book. The theatrical acts were written in Spanish and then translated into English. Afterwards, they were illustrated by the 1st-3rd grade students from Lucía Herrera’s art class at Amesti Elementary School and the poems by the 7th-8th grade students from Patricia’s Sotarello art class at César Chávez Middle School.
The teachers put it all together in an interactive book with QR codes that link readers to the voices of the students reciting their poems or reading their theatrical acts, as well as 2 animated movies from two of the theatrical acts.
The bilingual book will be presented at an Expo that will take place at Plaza Vigil on Wednesday, May 30th where the Superintendent, Dr. Rodríguez will make a short presentation. Also, the filmmaker and professor Gustavo Vázquez.
Free copies of the book will be distributed to each participant and PVUSD school libraries as well as Watsonville Public Libraries.
Thank you to the generous sponsors which include School Plus SC, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, New Tidings Foundation, Amesti Home & School Club, Walt Disney Family Museum, PVUSD, and Pájaro CDC.
For more information about Gustavo Vázquez, go to http://film.ucsc.edu/faculty/g