Blog: Writing Isabella

Writing Isabella

My name is Isabella Taxilaga and I am in the first grade a P.S. 122 in Astoria.

My favorite things to do are reading, writing and drawing. I love to write poems, songs and stories about my family and what I feel. I really love doing this job and I’m very happy and proud to write for everybody. Anyone can write as much as they want and become really good — I did that, too.

Writing makes me really happy, I hope it makes you feel wonderful, too!

Isabella was the grand prize winner of The Be Kind People Project’s national student writing contest. 


Having fun but still learning in Mexico
Having fun but still learning in Mexico
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 7/10/2014 at 11:01AM

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – While I am on vacation in Mexico for July, I am noticing a lot of things. Mexico has lots of big iguanas and lizards running around. The first place I stayed here was a fancy, big hotel. I got swimming lessons and snorkeled with really old turtles. On another day, [...]

Summer reading plans
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 6/26/2014 at 11:13AM

When we are at school teachers send us home with books every day to read. These books are chosen by our reading level (from A-Z). We want to move up in levels and keep going until the next grade. The only way to keep moving up is to Keep Reading! So the best idea is [...]

Have a heart, get involved
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 6/13/2014 at 11:22AM

This year I learned lessons about heartfulness. It is a lot like mindfulness because you have to take a breath and a moment to think. But what’s most important is knowing the Golden Rule: treat people the way you want to be treated. Imagine if you saw a kid being bullied. You would want to [...]

Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 6/06/2014 at 10:52AM

In my class we practice something called “Mindful Minutes.” Being mindful is a calm and relaxing thing. It makes you feel peaceful and even joyful. You can take a few minutes to yourself to have mindful breathing, listening or seeing. Mostly you do it with your eyes closed, but it can all be relaxing and [...]

Mother’s Day
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 5/12/2014 at 2:46PM

Once a year on the second Sunday of May it is Mother’s Day. It is a great day, I love it! Also it is a day when you give your mom a present. Mother’s Day is special because it is a day to celebrate your mom or an important woman in your life. Even though [...]

Having glasses
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 5/08/2014 at 11:59AM

This is my story on the journey of getting glasses. I have had my glasses for almost a whole school year. When I first found out I had to wear glasses I was really excited. I thought it was cool, because my mom also has glasses but I didn’t know that it was going to [...]

First grade tips
Writing Isabella Isabella Taxilaga 5/04/2014 at 11:56AM

If you are in first grade and you need some help, read my list of helpful tips: 1. When you have a math test, make sure to work a little bit slower because you don’t want to skip a lot of pages or questions. You should look at the page clearly and then you can [...]