Friday, 14 December 2012
What we could see this week
My two classes are often following different inquiries and interests. The magic of sharing with each other through document panels, class-made books, notes left on our "sharing" parking lot, and other artifacts of learning, has led to sparks in one class provoking interest in students in another class. I have loved watching this purpose-driven print unfold in my classroom this year.
This month, ongoing class books were suddenly left behind as new ideas sparked new projects. One such spark came from the "We Can See" project. My morning class saw the first post, and several students made this connection: "We make books too!", "We could go and see what we have at our school", and "We have a park next to us too!". We headed outside and took notice of what we could see from our playground.
The next day, I invited my afternoon friends to see the same post, and they were likewise excited to head outdoors for a walk to take pictures to share. They liked the format of the Bond Lake story, so we chose to use the same form even though we're more adept at telling our stories with Voicethread.
My kindergarten friends are intrigued by the idea that other students will read their book and might communicate with them. We hope you like our book!