Artrageous, a fun and fantastic way to raise money for Oakcrest, is just around the corner, so we are gearing up in 5th grade! Visit Oakcrest the evening of Friday, February 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM to view the student’s showcased work and participate in a silent auction. Word on the street is the 5th Grade ELA team is putting together a pretty awesome experience…more to come on that later.
I read aloud the book, The Best Part of Me, by Wendy Ewald. The following is a description of the book taken from Amazon.com: An award-winning photographer asked several children "What is the best part of you?", and presents their answers in this sometimes funny, sometimes moving, deeply personal book that includes striking black-and-white photographs taken by the author. Ideal for parents and teacher to use to discuss body image, self-esteem, and diversity with children.
I am asking that you have a conversation with your child about the “best part of them.” Please take a photograph of your child’s “best part ” and print it out in black and white. Photographs are due by January 22, 2019. The size of the picture is up to you, but no larger than an 8x10 please. The students will write about the “best part of them” in class. I have submitted a sample of the project to give you a better idea of what my vision is.
Should you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you so much for your assistance. Team work makes the dream work!