4th Graders at Mariam Boyd Elementary School recently participated in a “Book in a Box” Project over their Fall Track Out. All 4th Grade students were required to participate in track out reading over a grade level chapter book of their choice. After completing their selection, students were tasked with decorating and filling a shoebox with items that represented their reading.
Student’s creativity shined through as they painted, drew, and created works of art that displayed their learning. A variety of genres were included with everything from mysteries, adventures, non-fiction texts, and comedies. The “Book in a Box’ could include homemade items or props of their choice.
The “Book in a Box” project is on display in the school’s cafeteria allowing students and staff to view the 4th grade projects. Ms. Shirlecia Hunt, 4th grade teacher, stated that the 4th grade team wanted to “include a project over the track out that would keep students reading, but also give them an outlet for creativity that they might not get on a regular basis.”
With the success of the project this year, the 4th grade team looks forward to creating a new tradition in the “Book in a Box” project.