As part of a recent unit focusing on traditions, first graders in Mrs. Dattilio’s class, under the guidance of their student teacher, Jeannine Bissonette, combined many areas of study into one great culminating event.
After reading books and having group discussions about how different traditions that are celebrated around the world, the students each spent time writing about their own special family traditions.
They took their writing to the Innovation Lab where they used KidPix to create an illustration for their pictures, as well as to create a voiceover recording of their writing. This work was then compiled into a slideshow presentation. The slideshow, as well as a Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater, were then presented to the families at a holiday breakfast event in the classroom.
It was a fantastic way to combine so much learning into one very successful family event showcasing student work and the capabilities of the technology available to us.