Friday, October 31, 2014

Team 20 Alphabet Project

One of our first assignments of the school year focused on decorating our classroom.  Our Alphabet Project was a vehicle for teaching the same process that kids use for their writing...that writing goes from "private" to "public." Private work is for the self and includes creating a plan, conferencing on that plan, then creating a rough draft, conferencing on that rough draft, and making some revisions/edits.  We say that public is for others and that audience helps to determine the standards of quality and acceptance.  The kids' work looks good.  Without a doubt, we are the only classroom in the nation with an alphabet above the chalkboard that includes a drongo, a jerboa, a kiwi eating a kiwi, a microwave oven, a xebec, and a zither!

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