Alright….one more time…here are the links to the first four parts of the story. And this one is probably the biggest and best: this part of the story is about how 20 super smart first grade bloggers taught their FIFTH GRADE BUDDIES about how to blog. Yup–you heard me right: the little kids taught the BIG KIDS something. Before I even tell you what happened, I feel like I should start with my some of my kiddos’ words about how it felt. Wait—maybe that will tell the story better than anything else I could say. 🙂
Evan—“It felt spectacular. I felt good teaching a 5th and I’m only a 1st grader. It was hard. He kept on asking me questions and I wasn’t sure how to answer.”
Peyton—”It made me feel happy. It filled up my bucket to be a good teacher to a 5th grader.”
Lauren—“I felt happy because I got to see my buddy and there were words that were popping up that were funny.” (I think this is about the auto-correct feature on their iPads 🙂 ).
Ella Marie—“It felt awesome. I got to make blogs and I like blogs! I saw something new and I told my buddy about it.”
Sara—“I felt happy because we could make a blog together.”
Charlie—“I felt like I was the most important teacher in the world! I like that my buddies are funny!”
Diego—“I felt so happy because usually big kids but usually little kids were the teachers!” (Doesn’t this one just say it all?!)
Kylie—“I felt good because we got to experience new things that I didn’t know about, then I figured out I did know about it.”
Emily—”It felt good because I felt like a teacher and also it felt good to teach a 5th grader!! Little kids usually get taught by bigger ones.” (Again–what an authentic audience!)
Thomas—“I was really excited because it was my first time writing with a 5th grader. It opened up my grit.”
Amelia—“I felt really happy because I didn’t know how to spell a word, and my LB helped me. It filled up my bucket!”
The assessment we used to tell us we did a SUPER JOB of explaining blogs to our buddies? Their questions to their teacher as they left our room: “Dr. Grayson, can we have our own blogs, too?” What more could we ask for?? 🙂
Love this! You Go! Conquer the world with your LITTLES!
Thank you! It all kind of happened by accident, and they continue to amaze me! This really is a pretty great bunch of learners!