Who: all students at Colonial Trail Elementary
When: Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 – 7:30.
What: Starting in January, all students will begin a schoolwide writing prompt at school. They will write about a person, place, thing, feeling, or idea that is important to their family. This could be anything, such as pizza on Friday nights, your religion, a tradition, a grandparent, a significant family story, a piece of furniture, a family recipe, etc. The students will also draw or take a photograph of whatever family artifact they chose. Through their writing, the students will describe the artifact and explain its significance.
How: The students will be writing for an authentic audience – families and staff of CTES. They will go through the entire writing process of Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Refining, and Publishing.
Why: Every students’ writing and picture of their idea will be on display so all of our families can see the rich diverse school community that makes Colonial Trail a special place.
Where: Every students’ writing and picture will be displayed on walls and/or on tables throughout the school building. First grades’ work will be on display in the gym since they are performing this night. A sampling of food/desserts from around the world will be available in the cafeteria as well.