Way back in October I saw a blog post by an amazing teacher in Ontario, Angie Harrison. She proposed a project called "What Can You See?" where students observed and then wrote about all of the things they could see from their classroom windows. You can check out her original post here and you can find a collection of posts here.
We looked at a number of submissions by different classrooms and the students begged to make their own book. Because we do not have a window in our classroom we decided to go for a walk around our school and take pictures of all of the things we could see. Over the next few weeks we wrote the text for our book.
Finally, Mr. Miller, our Vice Principal came and helped us to record an original song to go with our story.
This project has helped to inspire some amazing discussions and even collaborations with other classrooms. We hope you like our book and we can't wait to see more books added to the project.
We would love to see what some of you can see. Please feel free to send us your own "What Can You See?" book.