Inspiring Life-long Learning for 25 Years
The flip side of the chalkboard drawings you saw here last week, these were rendered by our fourth graders, re-created from the teacher's chalkboard drawings. The images came first to the children through storytelling. The children listened as their teacher brought a lesson through story, taking it into their imaginations, creating for themselves a mental picture with detail and feeling, taken from what they heard. The teacher then gave a visual example for the students to re-create for themselves in their own books, allowing them to personalize their work with specific details of the story that spoke to them.
It is through these lessons, which come in the form of stories woven from history, mythology, art, science, geography, and more, that the students begin to make strong and meaningful connections to the world in which they live.
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