1st Graders at P.S. 43 tell elephant stories

Students participated in a 1 week long Li’l Stories Lab, where they collaborated, created, captured, and shared stories. They had a lot of fun researching elephants and creating elephant stories incorporating the facts they had gathered from their research. Students studied elephants, learned new vocabulary, and practiced critical thinking, communication and collaborating with friends. Here are students’ elephant stories from March of 2018:

Stories from Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. DeCarlo’s Class

Ashley and Hailey

Kylee and Aubree

Abigail and Amy

Fadima and Shannely

Tesean and Xavier

Emele and Jaimely

Jahmere and Alin

Tristin and Joshua

Miguel and Marcus

Jaliyl and Jayden

Stories from Mrs. Deschamp’s Class

Mory and Yohanan


Yazmin and Henry

Melanie and Cameron

Brianna and Naomi

Brandon and Justin

Silas and Kiara

Jacob and Yetsenely


Luis and Akouvi

Lara and Janalya

Alex and Julissa

Priscise and Jocelyn

Miguel and Amani

Rahmiya, Shakim and Michael

Stories from Mrs. Clarke’s Class


Andrew and Derek



Li’l Stories Lab: Elephant Stories

Subject: Reading Workshop, Science
Target Skills: Realistic fiction story development
Goals: Students will produce clear and coherent elephant stories while integrating some real facts about animals.
Outcome: Visual storyboards, written narratives, story videos, and oral presentations