Our shop teacher generously cuts our large boards so that each of 20 children now has their own board. Time to create our own painting/collage about the river.
“Let’s create a river story of our own. Maybe each of you can have your very own page! What is the beginning of the story? What happens in the middle? What happens in the end?”
WE COME UP WITH THESE CHAPTERS.
1. Peaceful River
2. Busy River
3. Springtime River
4. Flood River
5. Busy River
6. Peaceful River
We speak with one another at length! What do we need to put into each chapter? MOUNTAINS! We talk about Canmore and the snow melting. We talk about ice getting piled up. We talk about how fat the river gets. Here in the suburbs, the golf course comes up, the bike paths and the walking/biking bridges. Here in the suburbs, there is talk about people getting stuck.
The Grade ones begin to build their river story with sentences and paint their river. The river in the Flood River chapter is brown. We remember the river when it was brown.