Working on Writing

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As part of its implementation of the Teachers College Lucy Calkins writing program, the district is celebrating the writing and creativity of students at Babylon Elementary School.

Throughout the year, students’ written works are displayed on classroom bulletin boards and exhibited during sharing events with peers and parents. Recently, Jennifer Brooks’ kindergartners shared their word pattern books with Bernadette Forthmuller’s first-graders, who in turn shared their how-to books. The kindergartners wrote in the style of scientists, describing different objects they had examined. The first-graders taught readers how to accomplish various tasks in their books.

The celebrations occur after the students fine-tune one of their favorite writings from the completed unit and publish them in a personal book.