Thomas Ford Memorial Grant: "All Write...Express Ourselves"
- School Year: 2015-2016
- Applicants: Dawn Hyland, Lead Teacher Caroline Campbell, Linda Griffin
- School: Charter Oak
- Subjects: Visual Arts, Language Arts
First grade students at Charter Oak Elementary School will work with local published picture-book author and illustrator J.C. Phillips for three days over the course of several weeks. During the first full-day visit, Phillips will meet with the first grade as a whole group and share her presentation titled, “Building a Story.” She will then spend the remainder of the day and the next day in classrooms during Writer’s Workshop, working with students on the writing process. Students will be writing a personal experience piece connected to our International Baccalaureate unit called “ All Write...Express Yourself.” Phillips will come back several weeks later and share her “All About Illustration” presentation. Students will share their stories with their classmates at a class celebration. Their final products will be shared with families at student-led conferences, on our Daily Video Announcements, and with the wider community at our Inquiry Gallery.