We took our state test last week but still have 2 weeks of school….so final project time!
My middle schoolers brainstormed their passions by jotting down where they spend time, at home, in the neighborhood, on vacation, doing a hobbie, and with a pet.
My middle schoolers chose to either share their passion in one of these forms:
* an Ignite speech for a 6th grade audience
* an ABC book for a Pre-school / Kindergarten audience
* a graphic comic book for a 1st grade audience
My passion brainstorm list looks like this: reading, cooking, swimming, writing at Starbucks, snorkeling, France, quilting.
I realized as I brainstormed that I spend a lot of time at the Starbucks in my town. I go there mostly to write before school or on a Saturday morning. I decided to try to write my ABCs of Starbucks. Here’s my draft!
|A||I scan my smartphone starbuck’s app.|
|B||I ask the barista for banana bread.|
|C||Starbucks is my favorite coffeehouse.|
|D||Chocolate milk is a drink I order.|
|E||Starbucks is a good place to eat|
|F||Starbucks is a good place to sit and talk to friends by the fireplace.|
|G||I order a grande size.|
|H||I order grande hot chocolate, no whip.|
|I||I order grande ice tea, no sweetener.|
|J||JUST the treat to sip in my reuseable Keep Cup.|
|K||I take out my computer out of my keepsack.|
|L||I type away as lively music plays softly.|
|M||Some days I eat a muffin.|
|N||nibble – nibble – reflect and type.|
|O||Some days I eat oatmeal.|
|P||or a cake pop.|
|Q||Some day I sit quietly and think,|
|R||by the roaring fire.|
|S||Some days I order a strawberry frappuccino.|
|T||Some days I order a turkey bacon egg white sandwich.|
|U||Upstairs seating is my favorite.|
|V||Some days I order venti size.|
|W||Each visit I write.|
|X||Then I eXit.|
|Y||Sometime taking a yummy treat home with me.|
|Z||At the end of the day, I dream of writng and eating and sipping at Starbucks….zzz….sleep tight!|
Ok…this may seem like a silly ABC book but it is still a draft…I have until next Friday to revise, edit and published. An end of year project to highlight our passions as we end 6th grade.