The door swings open “DAWN! Vowel Town!” I look up and there’s Lynn leaning on the door. She’s breathless. “You have to come see it!” I make the move to get up and head down to her first grade classroom and she stops me “They’re in music now!” I sit back down. “They’ll be back at it at 10:00.”
I write 10:00 on a post it so I don’t forget.
At 9:58, I make my way to Vowel Town. As I am approaching the room, I can hear the buzz. I stop at the door and take in the scene. Kids are scattered around the room, construction paper is everywhere, and the volume is just right. With only minutes to spend in Vowel Town, (there’s a Virtual World I need to be in), I quickly make my rounds to chat with a few first graders who, at the moment, are living in Vowel Town. One by one, they share their creations that are rooted in vowel teams.
Their energy, knowledge and creativity is priceless. I’m glad I stopped by!
PS – If you ever find yourself passing through vowel town, I recommend a little visit.
Bringing the curriculum to life — assessing as we go.