It seems these days, time is flying by and we are being consumed about learning about the Caldecott Medal. We just finished reading Journey, by Aaron Becker, a 2014 Caldecott Honor Winner, in prek. Some of the classes, made art about what lies behind their magical red door.
Mrs. Szymaszek's class completed a great little activity based on the book Snow, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Honor Medal.
Classes in k-2nd grade listened to the Caldecott Winner, Snowflake Bentley and then made virtual snowflakes.
Every afternoon for a week, a group of 4th graders have had the opportunity to code Ozobots. This has been a great experience and has really stretched their thinking skills.
As the year ends, I would like to say thank you to all the amazing students at Discovery Academy. My new home is a wonderful place to be and I can't wait to begin 2016 right here!!
It is that time of year, where we celebrate the illustrators of picture books. In January, the children's book awards are announced. To build excitement in students, we are learning about the Caldecott Award. The award has been in existence 1938. I spend the month of December sharing a few award winning books with the students. This week we read the 2015 Winner, The Adventures of Beekle, illustrated by Dan Santant, 2015 Honor Winner Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Illustrated by Jon Klassen, 2013 Winner This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen and finally finished the week with 2007 Winner, Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner.
The library ipad cart arrived this week which allowed us to become digital illustrators. We modeled our drawings after This Is Not My Hat and Flotsam in Prek - 1st Grade