Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 4PM, Day 9) – Story Creations
We began our day today with students working on finishing any piece of writing they have been working on this week. Those who were finished got to write more story creations on their own, of their own choosing.
Next, we read a book from the African culture called “Anansi the Spider”, Gerald McDermott. We then talked about how fables and stories can teach lessons, and students came up with the lesson from the Anansi story (team work gets the job done better at times). Next, we brainstormed animals and the human characteristics they could be assigned. We listed owl, dolphin and octopus as wise; snake and fox as sly, and dishonest; peacock and butterfly as show-offs; etc. Then students planned and wrote their own fables. They will finish them tomorrow, as we ran out of time to complete our stories.
Friday is our Open House, in the afternoon from 3:13-3:45. It is your opportunity to let your children take you through their story creation writing and learning over the two weeks we have been together. The Open House is in our classroom, Murray, 4th floor. I look forward to seeing you then.
Thank you for allowing us to have a great two weeks together!