Thursday, December 4, 2014

How we celebrated Picture Book Month

Recently, Jenni (Forest class teacher) and I hosted a "Celebrate Picture Book Month!" Discovery Group for third and fourth year students. Discovery Groups took place during two Fridays in November for an hour and fifteen minutes each.

For our first meeting, we all found cozy spots in the library to read some of the library's new picture books. Books were passed around from student to teacher to student ("You HAVE to read this book!") in a flurry of excitement. This got us talking about our favorite parts, things we didn't understand, and parts we may have missed the first time. Book lovers united in this short time of reading and sharing books!

But we wanted to celebrate picture books beyond the library and our own reading. We wanted to promote these books in BIGGER ways! So, students chose to create book trailers using iMovie or create a poster display for the library. Here are the fruits of our labor!  

Oliver Jeffers author/illustrator door poster 

Chris Van Allsburg author/illustrator door poster

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak window poster (Okay, yes, it doesn't have pictures in it, so technically, it's not a picture book. But we still call it that anyway!)

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Journey by Andrew Becker

Quest by Andrew Becker

The Dark by Lemony Snicket (warning: this one's spooky, folks!)

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

We loved celebrating Picture Book Month and can't wait to do it again next November! 

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