I just recently experienced some of the most amazing chalking a girl could ever dream of. Ruth Ayres was celebrating writers in Dublin, OH on Saturday. She suggested, with a little help from Franki Sibberson, that we should chalk some poetry as part of the celebratory conference. I cannot even express how I felt when I returned from lunch and saw a saturation of people among dust and pastels chalking away. Of course I joined in after the shock. Mary Lee Hahn, Cathy Mere, Franki and Ruth all got busy and we chalked up the sidewalk like champions. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was smiling. What could be better?
Here are some photos and a video that doesn't do the experience justice but you can imagine the excitement. I wish you could have been there (if you weren't already)!
And the roundup begins!
At Hubbard's Headlines my students share their abration of chalk!
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm joins us with a poem in a pear tree!
Cathy Mere from Merely Day By Day came along for the ride this weekend at the Literacy Connection conference in Dublin, OH.
Cathy also had her students join in with a treat filled poem at Merely Learning. See there tasty post too!
See Ruth Ayres celebrate at Ruth Ayres Writes. She also shares her favorite bits of the week.
Katie DiCesare's students chalk inspiration came from a question: What is First Grade? See there chalk at Growing and Learning in First Grade.
Miss Scott's first graders also answer the question: What is First Grade? Check out First Grade Learners and Wonderers post!
Margaret Simon from Reflections on the Teche came prepared for chalking today with chalkboard contact paper! Her students wrote poems for two voices. Go listen now!
Join Robin at Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders for her iPad chalk poem. Thank you my dear friend.