Friday, February 6, 2015

3rd grade Cinquain

We started our cinquain project this late fall and are just finishing up.  The 3rd graders started used their google documents to create a cinquain poem where they learned about poetry, word processing skills like font, size,  alignment and placing graphics.  A fun project for 3rd grade.

Check out Mrs. Verkinderen's class book.
Mrs. Lemaster's class Mr. Mosher's class Mrs. Liekis' class

Caldecott Winners!!

In 2nd grade we start talking about what a Caldecott medal is and about the whole process illustrators go through to create books.  The Caldecott medal is given to the picture book with the best pictures for the previous publishing year.  This is fun to talk about with the kids and see if they can figure out what type of medium the artists have used for their illustrations.  We conducted our own mock vote so we can see if we came up with the same winner.   The difficulty is in choosing who might be nominated for the award.  There is no published nomination list so I look at different websites that list possibilities.
Stay tuned for our projects that will be finished the end of February!

The students voted and according to their top 3 this is what they chose.  I also had my 3rd graders vote since they had done this project last year.
1.  Beekle
2.  Draw !
3.  Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

The actual winner was:

Honor books included:

I guess you could say the kids know how to pick them.  Stay tuned for the student projects coming up later this month!