One Word Challenge

4 Jan

The last week of school before Winter Break was rough.

To ease us back in January, our Admins created the “2 for “22” project. On the first two days back in January, we all committed to not doing academic work. Instead, we committed to two days of community building and/or reflective activities. I knew right away that I would turn my annual One Word writing assignment into an art project.

Students would choose their OLW, but illustrate them instead of writing about it. I would take their words and post them outside my door. They could see their word everyday, and be inspired by the words of others, too.

Day two of “2 for “22” is almost over and I have spent the day stapling. They aren’t all up yet, but here’s what we have so far:

7 Responses to “One Word Challenge”

  1. Ms Victor Reads January 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

    Looks like a nice assortment of chosen words! 2 for 22 is a great idea…I am still off this week, but in my plans for next week have definitely added lots of community building (I will have two new students and one returning from all online so far).

  2. Lisa Corbett January 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

    They’ve chosen some good words! I like the display. Perhaps it will inspire them to look at each other’s goals too.

  3. onathought January 4, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

    what an awesome display of words – and I love that 2 for 22 idea – amazing!

  4. Debbie Lynn January 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    How wonderful to see these great word choices upon entering class everyday. 🙂 Awesome idea!

  5. arjeha January 4, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

    I like your take on this. It not only inspires your students who see their words posted, but it also serves as inspiration to anyone passing your room who stops to read them.

  6. Lainie Levin January 4, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

    This is absolutely FABULOUS! I am totally going to steal the idea of doing “one little word” with my own students? I am anxious to see where they go with it! And the answer is YES, I’m going to use this post as a mentor text to inspire them. =))

  7. glenda funk January 10, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    Like you, I find the words others choose inspiring. Love the visual you created.

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