Elm School fifth-graders get creative
Elm School fifth-graders practice reading stories for first-graders at the school. The fifth-graders rewrote the stories using holiday themes.
Updated: March 11, 2013 2:21AM
The Elm School fifth-graders had the chance to practice reading, writing, and speaking in truly creative fashion in December.
The students re-wrote classic fairy tales using holiday themes and then created large-scale illustrated books featuring their stories. They found an eager and enthusiastic audience in the Elm first-graders, who rotated through the school’s Media Resource Center Dec. 21 to hear each of the student authored tales.
“Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood” were just some of the well-known tales to get a winter twist that featured characters such as polar bears, penguins and elves.
Fifth-grade teacher Matt Haeger notes that the project has been an Elm School tradition for more than a decade.~.