Today – The Story Adventure goes live. So far, since December, we have achieved over 180 sign ups, many of which are whole classes.
The response has been FANTASTIC.
I was anxious that all children could join in. Not just the super keen super literate ones, but also the quiet children – the ones who prefer to draw than write.
So we’ve encouraged the use of pictures, and they seem to have embraced this. They’ve created sets, drawn, painted; designed, using pens and paper, and sent pictures in using PAINT. We’ve had logos for “Fieldcraft”, camping scenes made of Plasticine; cut out figures exquisitely decorated, shooting stars, moons and meteorites.
And this morning – they’re writing; limericks, suggestions, answers to questions. They’re talking to each other, comparing ideas, self moderating, working in groups. So because they’re children and enjoy social networking, they’re networking their creativity in a really positive way.
It makes my job both easier and scarier –
But it’s all very exciting.