Leigh Ann and I dreamed up a delightful idea to continue motivating our students and celebrate their writing. Our Young Authors would read their published writing at their very own book launch at our local bookstore!
Students would choose one piece which they believed was an example of their best writing this year. For homework they would work with their parents to edit and type up their piece and email it to us. We would then publish and bind into a book each student’s piece alongside their black and white author’s photo. It would be titled “An Anthology of Year 4 Writing.” The highlight would be receiving their very own copy at their first ever book launch at Borders Bookstore here in Singapore. As published authors they would read an excerpt of their writing to an invited audience made up of their fellow classmates, families and school staff on the Story Time Stage within Borders Bookstore. This would take place in the evening so parents could attend and bring their child and family.
It was an absolute thrill to be a fly on the wall in my own classroom watching my students be the stars of their own universe. We had nearly thirty odd vibrant educators visit our school on Tuesday afternoon from Hong Kong's Victoria Shanghai Academy and Singapore's Chatsworth Kindergarten.
Hi, I am Natasha Hutchins an international teacher collaborating, exploring and sharing ideas with others, like myself from around the world, for our collective professional development and enjoyment of learning and teaching.