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Storytelling and Bookmaking
Delivery type on-site
Experience Type class-presentation,field-trip,mentoring,volunteering
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826 is a popular destination for school field trips. Our signature field trip, Storytelling and Bookmaking, takes a fun and creative approach to writing, both independently and in groups. And at the end, each student departs with a organizationly bound copy of the book he or she created. We offer this and other creative writing field trips for first, second, and fourth grade classrooms.
Every Wednesday and Friday morning during the school year, an entire public school classroom visits 826michigan’s writing lab in downtown Ann Arbor for an action-packed two-hour experience filled with surprises and focused on building students’ confidence in their writing. We offer many field-trip options: from PJ Day, in which first-graders must band together to write the best bedtime story ever and soothe our cranky publisher Dr. Blotch to sleep; to Life-Sized Board Game, which sees third- and fourth-graders forming teams to product-test a poetry-based board game, Dr. Blotch’s latest and greatest moneymaking scheme; to the classic Storytelling and Bookmaking program, where second- and third-grade students write and illustrate their own books in one morning.
While all 826michigan programs are free, including field trips*, field trip scheduling priority is given to 826michigan Partnership Schools. Each spring, our staff selects Partnerships Schools* for the following academic year. Criteria we consider include class sizes, percentage of students on free and reduced lunch, Title I funds, and prior partnerships with 826michigan. At this time, our field trips program is only open to public school classes in southeastern Michigan.
* Field trips are free, but schools must arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from 826michigan.