On Tuesday, June 3, fifth and sixth grade students conducted "Alphabet Trails" in the Academy Gym for students in grade 4 and below, and at Dickson on Thursday, June 5. Although we keep calling it, Alphabet Trails and Tails, (because that is the name of the actual event that takes place annually at Frick Park that inspired us to adapt the concept for a school project) we have to call it, "Story Walk" or "Awesome Alphabet Adventures. "The idea of "Story Walk" is to bring literacy and art together. The 5th and 6th grade students at the Academy, and the 6th grade students at Dickson completed artwork for each story. We tied every letter in the alphabet to a childrens book. The students basically brought the characters and the illustrations in the stories to life.
This was a great event on so many levels! They include collaborating with another school (art teachers Mrs. Muffi and Mrs. Wagner), students working together, and older students being story tellers and performing the books for the younger students. Check out our video!