This has been by far my favorite project completed this year. I’m so proud of how awesome these kiddos did and will carry this assignment on with every class I teach in the future. It was quite simple, yet all focused towards creating an opinionated piece of writing. My first-grade students all had to pick one part of their body that they felt was the best part of them. Upon selection, students were to give me a few reasons why.
Not only was this an amazing assignment that acknowledged self-worth and built tremendous confidence, but it was an extremely fun project to work on.
We completed this project about 2 months ago, yet it is so sweet that I don’t think I’m ever going to take it down from our school's wall. We also used a book publishing website, where each student typed out their writing piece and together, we compiled a hard-cover copy of our work.