Thursday, March 19, 2009

Once Upon a Time

Over the last few weeks, my students have been writing Fairy Tales, which they bring to a local elementary school and share with the students there.  It's an elaborate project, and has brought out the best in many of the kids.  This past week, I took a few pictures of students as they shared their work with the 2nd graders.  In many ways, our Monday afternoons at 81st school are the highlight of the week, for both 2nd graders and 8th graders.


 Lora and Rumi reveling in the lollipops they brought for their 2nd graders.  Each pair of 8th graders has a pair of 2nd graders for whom they especially write the fairy tale.

The whole project has prompted some of the most creative, inspired work I've seen this year.  Just to whet your appetite, here are some of the titles of their stories:  "Pinnie the Rumple Woo and the Big Small Mystery," "The Hot Chocolate Miracle," "Happily Never After," and "An Unpredictable Friendship, an Unpredictable Fairy Tale, and One Really Predictable Love." 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm delighted and impressed as I imagine 8th graders delighting and impressing 2nd graders, and the photos brighten an already bright story. Thank you, Brett! Love from Duluth