As you might have seen from our recent blog post, 3 weeks ago we introduced the children to a drawing rubric to show them what a good picture should look like when preparing for writing or ideas generation. As we near the end of this term we have taken some work samples directly from the children’s books. These pieces of work (shown below) are side by side from the same child’s book. In each photo the work on the left is from 7th Feb and work on the write from 19th March, just6 weeks later.
The difference in the quality of the work is incredible and we think due in a large part to the visual rubric that we have introduced with the children. All the pictues on the right have much more detail, are carfully drawn, involve good use of colour, convey a much greater message and also include attempts to write words and in some cases very accurately copied sentences with spaces between words and well formed letters.
We could have included work from ever one of our 50 prep childrens’ books that showed the same amazing progress but here are some of the samples which really speak for themsleves. Every student will have their own ‘before and after’ picture sample sent home at the end of term with their interim school reports.
We are so proud of how quickly the Prep children are embracing their learning and driving themselves toward the high expectations for success that we have set together with them.