Another incredible collaboration fell into my lap this week. A first grade teacher wanted a way to connect a Jan Brett author/illustrator study and a Lucy Calkins Persuasive Writing unit.
She brought this idea to me: "Why not have the students use Hedgie blasts off as a model for what they want to be and connect it with Lucy Calkins by having them explain why they want to be that idea/profession/person when they grow up?"
"Perfect!" I responded. "Let's use Kid Pix. They can draw themselves showing what they want to be and then record themselves talking about the slide."
Demonstration of understanding the task, expressing an idea, and practicing public speaking. This is good stuff.
I wonder how many will still want to be an astronaut, teacher, veterinarian, art teacher, doctor, scientist, or lawyer when they grow up?