This video reminds me how important it is to give students access to the tools they need to express themselves. I want to say something to this effect, "If the medium fits...use it," but that sounds as if it is an add on. That's not my intention at all. I mean that I want to work harder to find the right tools for the right child.
There were three first grade students who missed the Kid Pix production day that was part of the Tad Hills author study. Each student came into the library at a separate time between my other classes. What a thrill to watch them work.
~The beginning of the train picture~
It was such a different experience to work one on one with a child for an extended period of time. It got me thinking about the learning commons that I am slowly trying to create. I am really hoping that my Wednesday afternoon "flex time" will soon be filled with individual students or small groups of students creating, making and doing.