“That’s so cool!” “Can I read your t-shirt?” was heard a lot at Brophy Elementary School before school let out for February vacation.
On Friday, February 14, Ms. Cheever and Ms. Hodge’s first graders at Brophy Elementary were very excited to see their published small moment stories on a t-shirt.
These one of a kind t-shirts depicted the students’ illustration on the front and the students’ hand written words on the back.
Students had been working on revising a story over the past month to include: strong leads, transition words, a meaningful ending, dialogue and lots of details. They also worked on editing for capitals, punctuation, correctly spelled sight words and past tense verbs, said Amy Cheevers.
The students wrote about meaningful events in their life that often included their siblings, parents or friends.
On Friday, the students proudly read aloud their stories and modeled their shirts for a packed library full of fans, said Cheevers.
It was a terrific celebration of learning, said the two teachers.
The project was made possible by a grant from the Framingham Education Foundation.
Foundation President Kathy O’Leary was in attendance Friday and congratulated each student for their writing success, said the teachers.