The past two weeks at Litton Middle School have been full of Kwame Alexander...we are getting so excited for his visit and doing all that we can do to engage with his books. Several students enjoyed doing a read-aloud of the text. Poems are meant to be read aloud, and the students get really into the roles and rhythms! Leading up to the author visit at Vanderbilt, we are reading as much as we can. We also are starting Kwame Alexander micography art projects. Students choose a symbol that is important to the text and lines from the text to create the image with words. This week, students chose their symbols (guitars, music notes, hearts, the infamous silhouettes from the covers soccer and basketballs) and started to find the best lines from the books to support their vision. Next week, they will actually begin to draw and write their final product. We can't wait to see how these turn out! Also...big shout out to Ms. Crandall who was named Isaac Litton Middle School's Teacher of the Year! She is inspiring to work with!