November 16, 2011 fifteen budding authors from Housman Elementary gathered to celebrate their writing! "Aaah, Oooh, Wow this is fancy!" were some of the many comments expressed from the young author's as they entered the latest rage in restaurants, La Librara de Housman. While voraciously devouring the house special, spaghetti and brownies a la mode, these aspiring author's celebrated their latest publications with spirited conversation over their craft. Awards were given as paparazzi cameras eagerly flashed to record this monumental moment. As the event wound down, a splendid time was had by all.
Please enjoy a few snippets below, of this red carpet event!
Penzu is one site I plan to use when I work with small groups. I think it will be a great way to build conversations through this online dialogue journal. Students will have the opportunity to dialogue with each other about what we have read. I can also work with classroom teachers so that students can complete in class at a station given that I have limited time with them.
I believe our school will be transformed from all of us taking this course. It will look very different next year. It's an exciting prospect to see classroom's opened up to other rooms and beyond. The fact that we all are taking this together at the same time makes a big difference. We all have basic understandings of the possibilities and will have each other to encourage change. Our students will become better thinkers and creaters with so many options to learn and grow from. This question would be even better asked at the end of the school year when we have all had a chance to dive in.