Saige the other day in a previous post. She is a student of mine with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. A few days ago she was busily grabbing A LOT of paper and spreading it all out on the rug. Recently another student had modeled this way of organizing her ideas, however she had already begun writing. Saige was clearly still in the beginning stages of planning.
When I asked Saige what she was planning she started talking...I knew right away I needed to get my camera and film her. This was going to be big and I didn't just mean in the literal sense.
Saige begins telling her story about going to the circus. She visualizes her words on the page including her cover and title page. She knows where she wants it all to go and she is processing all the way through her ideas.
What a brave girl. I have never had a student take on a project of this magnitude and then go after it the way she has. She worked all through workshop time and through her playtime, more than an hour. Here she is midway through.
I did eventually have to stop her so she could go to gym with her classmates. The next day she was back at it, working all through her workshop and playtime again! That is some stamina and drive. I hope to get a video of her reading the finished product this week.