The Amazing Writing Race
2012 Spring Writing Marathon and Celebration for Students and Teachers
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma Writing Project invites you to attend “The Amazing Writing Race.”  This year participants will experience the animals through various writing activities and listening to zoo specialists.   Each teacher may bring 5 students per adult, all grades, K-6. Parents and student teachers are welcome, too.
Students and teachers will be challenged to write poetry, personal narratives, descriptive paragraphs and short stories while racing around the zoo looking for writing prompts.  Oklahoma Writing Project Teacher Consultants will be placed at each writing challenge checkpoint to guide participants.   Teachers will accompany their students as they race around the zoo attempting to complete all writing prompts.  At 1:30, Students and Teachers will participate in a Writing Celebration: Recognition of Amazing Writing Race Winners & the "2012 Write to Win" Contest.  
Students and teachers will need to bring a sack lunch.  Due to all the writing prompts during the day, you will stop to eat lunch between writing challenges.  (During March, many of the usual concession stands are closed at the zoo.  Bringing your own sack lunch is recommended.)  We will be outside all day, be sure to dress appropriately.  Students and teachers may bring clipboards to assist with writing.
Registration Deadline:  March 7, 2012
 Teachers/Parents, $20*
            Students, $15*
                   *Includes Zoo Admission

This event was rescheduled from the Fall.  If you registered students in the fall, YOU WILL NEED TO RE-REGISTER again at the link below.  You may change the number and names of students or keep them the same.  Either way you have to go to link below.  Please call 405-401-1348 if you have questions.  

Register Online Link Below: You may need to cut and paste link into a new browser window.

8:45 Check-In
9:00-9:30 The Amazing Writing Race Begins
9:30-1:30  Complete Writing Challenges
            Stop and have lunch during this time
1:30-2:00  Joint Session—Read Around
                    for Teachers and Students

Audra Plummer  M. Ed.
National Board Certified Teacher
Co-Director of Inservice
Oklahoma Writing Project
University of Oklahoma
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
338 Cate Center Drive, Room 190
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Phone: 405-401-1348
FAX: 405-325-7841

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