Grade 2 Postcards
Students in Samantha Vokeroth’s Grade 2 class were challenged to create postcards from their own communities. Students first looked at exemplars of postcards that captured the excitement of traveling, then collaboratively established criteria to describe strong images and compelling writing on postcards. Using Photoshop software, students placed themselves into a photo of a significant building or location in the community and then wrote their postcards from the perspective of this place. The teacher made the student postcards into a hardcover book that the students circulated for reading in the classroom.