Last week classes from Kindergarten to Grade 5 chose their favourite book from January (gold medal), as well as two runners up (silver/honors medal). Lift by Minh Le and illustrated by Dan Santat was the favourite, with We Are Water Protectors, Outside In and The Old Truck coming through with the most votes for honors.
It was great to hear the students’ reflections on which they liked and why, as well as the process of trying to pick a favourite when they liked so many. We also had some discussions around the process of voting and privacy of those decisions and how we could be influenced by others’ decisions.
This year the Caldecott was awarded to We Are Water Protectors, and one of the honor books was Outside In so our predictions did have some links to the actual outcome!