Did I mention I'm in love?
The darling girl from this video aside, how amazing was her teacher? The woman who put this together is doing her student teaching in the 7 YO's classroom. I watched around 24 of these videos and the narrative in each brought out the unique voice of the first or second grade author. I once received a letter from Nora Ephron in which she discussed the importance of voice and once a writer discovers that voice, it should be coveted -- maintained for life. Most folks never get into that groove and so it is a testament to, er, I don't have a code name for her. How about we just call her "Studly" because she can no longer be considered a student teacher but a studly teacher?
This was the capstone piece to a unit Studly did on transportation. Here are photos and a short movie a parent put together from a field trip the kids took as part of Studly's transportation unit. Pay special attention to the last little bell ringer because she's dreamy.
Tomorrow we say goodbye to Studly. Her term in the 7 YO's classroom is over. We will celebrate with gifts from parents and letters from students placed in a canvas bag embellished by none other than my baby girl. I won't say more, because you never know who's reading in (no one is reading in, but saying that sort of thing ratchets up the suspense, doncha think?)