In this week’s reading, I was introduced to the Center for Digital Story Telling. The center’s mission is to “listen deeply, tell stories” How wonderful to be encouraged to listen deeply to stories.
In my guidance lessons, specially with younger children, I read to them almost every lesson. Some of the books children have enjoyed in the past are listed here. They love listening to stories.
Now, I am thinking grade 5 students can do the telling of their own stories; a digital story of their friendships. Steve did this lesson this year with paper and pencil, and he shared with me that the kids really got into it. Children became aware of their own social development, and gained insight into their preferences for friends. They reflected back on their joys and growing pains. I am picturing this project as a reflection of children’s friendships during elementary school years.
*picture from office.com