Happy New Year from Writers in the Schools

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January 1, 2013 by witshouston

WITS is so grateful for the young minds we encounter like Magnolia, who offers such wise words for the new year:

Advice from a Butterfly

Fly high and wide in the blue sky.
Always be your beautiful self.
Never give up flying to somewhere hard.
Enjoy your multi-colored wings.
Don’t ever change your colorful wings.
Remember, no two butterflies are the same.
You have to go home because home is where the heart is.
Always think long term.
Sometimes you have to go out on a limb.
Challenge yourself harder every day.
Always be kind to other animals.

by Magnolia, 2nd grade

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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

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