The Inside Is Larger than the Outside, 2009
What upsets you?
This collection of individual books explores this question, since inevitably disagreements
and misunderstandings occur in our daily lives, either at home with family members or at
school with our peers and friends. Given that quarrels are a fact of life, it is important for
people to have good emotional skills—such as self-confidence and positive self-esteem—
to deal with the problems at hand.
Students identified one incident in their lives which led to a conflict, and as a means of
visualizing a solution to this dispute they wrote and illustrated a poem about themselves
and all their best emotional qualities that could have helped in its resolution.
Southside Elementary School
Art teacher: Ann Reyna
Classroom teachers: Teresa Cruz and Teresita Terga
Principal: Salvatore Schiavone
Artists and authors: Francisco Acevedo, Jaime Albarracin, Bryan Aragon, Shania
Baptiste-Ricke, Galilea Campos, Patty Campos, Santiago Cerquera, Taylor Congleton,
Karen Diaz, Abel Fernandez, Jiovany Garcia, William Garcia, Rebekah Genao, Jonathan
Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, Paloma Herrera-Adasme, Emyl Martinez, Iliana Morales,
Belkis Osorto, Maria Ramirez, Jocelyn Sanchez, Erick Sanchez, Angelo Santana, Amber
Soto, Brandon Vargas, Gabriel Woyame, and Kevin Zurita