From left, Brenau University's Diamond Als, Mycharia Spurling, Megan Smith and Hannah Scheel pose as Fair Street language arts teacher Michelle Daily takes their picture. The Brenau student teachers helped Daily's class compile their thoughts into stories for the Tiger Tales books that were published with a grant and given to the students.

Tiger Tales

The students in Michelle Daily’s 4th grade language arts class now have a treasure that they can keep for years to come — a copy of Tiger Tales.

Pre-service teachers at Brenau University helped students at Fair Street Elementary organize their ideas and compile them into short stories that were then published by Mountain Projects into a book titled Tiger Tales. The project was funded by a $2000 grant from Target and this is the second year the Brenau College of Education has received the grant.

Brenau University Associate Professors of Education Tommye Thomas and Camille Fareri said the program was two fold.

“We wanted our pre-service teachers to gain experience helping students use the writing process and allow them to creatively express themselves with writing and illustrating a personal or creative story that reflected their experiences and culture,” Thomas said.

It gave the education students at Brenau a chance to work in the classroom with students and the Fair Street students shared an opportunity to do some creative writing and publish a class book.

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