In 2nd grade we start discovering that illustrations can tell more of a story than the words in a book. Of course, words are just as important, however, expressing ourselves can take various forms...
We spent two library times creating our stories and using many materials to illustrate, adding more details than our words could hold.
(we also got really into Emily Arrow's song!)
Ms. Rudnick's YouTube Channel has all the ChatterPix...
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The collaborative mixed media project:
Great job Buckman 1st graders!
The students are pretty surprised by the various forms poetry can take. Here are some of their responses to it:
Building community is more than just talking about it... it's creating together! This beautiful book inspired the kindergarteners to create their own mural for our hallway!
Third graders are participating in the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Awards. We have been reading one choice aloud in library. Students have been taking sketch notes to expand their thinking and predicting skills.
Check out some of the sketch notes from Mr. Gifford's class.
We just finished the book Shelter Pet Squad: Jelly Bean.
Check out some of the sketch notes from Mr. Scott's class.
We just finished the book Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight.
Check out some of the sketch notes from Mr. Rockness' class.
We just finished the book Skateboard Party.
Fun new STEM challenges in the library!
Challenges: Create a half insect, half mammal creature /
Create two squares of different sizes, then turn them into cubes!
"His white teacher tells her all-black class, You'll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed. His success as a fashion photographer landed him a job working for the government. In Washington DC, Gordon went looking for a subject, but what he found was segregation. He and others were treated differently because of the color of their skin. Gordon wanted to take a stand against the racism he observed. With his camera in hand, he found a way. Told through lyrical verse and atmospheric art, this is the story of how, with a single photograph, a self-taught artist got America to take notice." - Good Reads
Our kinders took time to take photos on the iPads to make our display in honor of Gordon Parks:
Our 4th & 5th graders spent the past month writing and creating their own 6 word memoirs in the library. We published each one using an app called "Quotes Creator" which let them individualize their stories. They turned out awesome! Great Job STUDENTS!
"Storybird is a collaborative storytelling tool. Students use collections of art to be inspired to write stories." (Source)
Here are some of their eBooks...
Ms. Rudnick and other library helpers will keep you updated on awesome student work happening in the Buckman Community of Learners.
6 Word Memoirs
Children's Choice Awards