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November 20: Weblog Birthday, Six Years

This blog became public six years ago today. I had been writing in secret for a while, trying to get the hang of WordPress, before first hitting the Publish Public setting. 353 more words

November 20

The Autobiography of a Second Grader -back to school!

I had planned that this post be about the Paul Johnson show, but I won’t be able to get in to photograph it just yet. Instead I’ve decided to seize the moment and write about this great back-to-school project that Gail DePace did with her 2nd graders a few years ago. 315 more words

Classroom Book Making

Double-Wide Zine

The point of my last post Stuffed Grape Leaves was to start to create content for a small black-and-white-copy-machine zine. If you’re wondering what a “zine” is, well, you’re not alone.   452 more words

8 1/2" X 11" Book Making

An End of the School Year Project

As the last day of school approaches, what could be a more compelling subject for a book  than  memories of the school year?

Since I have already written posts about using the… 340 more words

Making Books With Children

Impromptu Bookmaking

I was working with first graders today when something unexpected happened.

I have visited this school for many years, helping first graders to make lovely books, which they fill with their own original poems. 380 more words

Making Books With Children

Individualizing with Color

Making Books with First Graders

This past week I worked with three classes of first graders. My goal was to help the students create books which honor their writing. 401 more words

Making Books With Children

Books for Poetry by First Graders



 This week I finished up helping  96 first grade students make books for the lovely poems that they wrote under the guidance of their classroom teachers.  166 more words

Making Books With Children