Mrs. Visel’s fifth graders helped Mrs. Lorig and Mrs. Lawler by assisting their students in an acrostic name poem project.
Each first grader had to come up with descriptive words or phrases about themselves. The fifth graders were there to help with prompting and spelling.
The cross-grade activity benefited both groups:
first graders received a little help with their assignment, and the older students got a taste of the responsibility of teaching someone else.
More writing awaits both groups of students in the near future.