Earlier this year, students began to explore concepts about water, water scarcity, and the water cycle. The students have been involved with reading many books, articles, as well as conducting some of their own research and questions they have on the topic. Collaborating writing, art, as well as music the first graders wanted to take their learning to the next level. They began to explore poetry. They listened to an array of different water sounds and described what they heard and made connections using their senses. Each student wrote their own pieces about what water means to them.
The process continued, when a parent sent to me information about ASAP. The After School Arts Program ®, which appreciates the arts and the hallmark of both a complete person and a healthy society. ASAP's mission is to enable children to engage in artistic and cultural activities that otherwise would not be available to them. They were seeking students who embraced this. All fourteen of our students entered their pieces to the 11th Annual Celebration of Young Writers on April 1st.
ASAP received over 200 wonderfully written submissions for Celebrations of Young Writers. I would like to congratulate Francesca whose piece was selected to be highlighted at the event on June 4th.
Congratulations to ASAP's 2016 selected young writers, as well as the whole class who worked so hard! All of their pieces will be on display at our Region 6- Celebration of Learning on Thursday, May 26th!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.