String of Destiny

After reading the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, 4th and 5th graders in JU-B built a wall-sized character web. After illustrating each of the characters, they determined which characters had relationships with which other characters. They then wrote brief summaries of these relationships. Finally, students connected the characters with the red string of destiny, just as the Old Man of the Moon does in the story. Over the course of the day, students transformed our wall until it illustrated the many overlapping and complicated relationships in our book.