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Fabulous Fox, Fabulous Fox, Who do you see?

School: Tapestry Charter School (K-12)

City/State: Buffalo, NY

Grade(s): K

Format(s): Book: Fiction

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Health and Wellness, Performing Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Visual Arts

Project Overview

Kindergarten students at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, New York created this book and CD as part of a learning expedition called Introducing ME!

Based on the Brown Bear, Brown Bear series of books by Bill Martin, Jr. and inspired by the illustrations of Eric Carle, students created self-portraits that express a variety of emotions and which incorporate multiple drafts and artistic techniques. Students also learned about individuality, inherited traits, and how families are alike and different. The students knew that when the project was finished, it would be donated to the Ronald McDonald House for children being treated for serious illnesses. They visited the Ronald McDonald House and met with children staying there. The students also performed songs and stories in English and Chinese to comfort the children at Ronald McDonald House, included on a CD with Fabulous Fox. Through this experience, students learned about empathy, feelings, and being part of a community.

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • Students learn about their own emotions, and the emotions of others
  • Students improve drawing skills with multiple drafts and critiques
  • Donating the book to children in need inspires perseverance and higher quality work, and fosters involvement in the community
  • Incorporates many ELA standards, such as sentence fluency, text structure, and descriptive vocabulary
  • Shows young students that they can have a positive effect on the lives of others
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