Enjoy our new writing display! Finally we are going to let the Pigeon, from the Mo Willems books, do something. Let’s Let the Pigeon….! We wrote our own books about letting the pigeon finally do something he really wants to … Continue reading →
Please visit our classroom Writer’s Wall to see our beginning, middle, and ending predictions of King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen. We are going to be working on this story for the next few weeks.
Holman Wang of Star Wars Epic Yarns visited our school today. He creates his books, called Cozy Classics, with his twin brother Jack. Holman illustrates his books by felting the characters and putting the characters in natural settings before he photographs them. He has 15 books so far and just finished The Wizard of Oz.
Holman’s Books and some of his felted book characters.
A time lapsed video showing the felting process for creating a character’s body.
Holman and his brother Jack loved Star Wars from an early age.
This is the prototype Holman sent to the Star Wars studio for permission to create his books.
All of the Star Wars characters he has created for the three books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder and her sister Mary, a Google Doodle Holman created.
Burnaby Street Flag commemorating “the girl on the swing”.
Today, in honour of National Library Day, we had a story read to us by School Trustee Mr. Ken Denike. Mr. Denike also spoke about his role as a community helper- this was wonderful as we are learning about our community during Social Studies.
My very favourite author/illustrator is Barbara Reid! She creates wonderful books using plasticine for all of the pictures. Our Friday Art class was spent trying to re-create her pictures using modeling clay. First I went to our school library to borrow all the Barbara Reid books I could. Luckily we have quite a number. Next, as a class, we visited Barbara Reid’s website (www.barbarareid.ca) and watched her tutorials on how to start creating pictures using plasticine. Then we looked through the books to choose a picture we would like to try re-creating.
My family’s favourite public library book of the week is all about animal behinds and the different (and funny) names for behinds: derriere, wazoo, back half, patootie, tushy etc.
As you read the story you quickly realize that all the animals are stacking themselves on top of one another in the hopes of reaching honeycomb at the top of a tall tree. Unfortunately for them, they are attacked by Bumblebee bums causing all the animals to jump into the water to escape being stung! This is a hilarious book and you cannot help but laugh when you say Duck-billed platypus gluteus maximus– it is very fun to say! We highly recommend you order this book from the public library to enjoy with your family.
This week my family’s favourite library book is really, really gross- but in a good way. You may have guessed it from the title. We loved reading a book about a boy who PICKS HIS NOSE! Ewwwwwww yuck!
Richard likes to pick his nose and make things with his boogers. He creates snot sculptures. It was at this point in the book that my 3-year-old very seriously asked me, “Mama why does he do that?” I told him that, “Richard likes to pick his nose.” My son then looked at me very confused and stated, “No Mama, that yucky.” He’s right that is yucky. But, it makes for fun reading. Richard picks his nose so much that he loses his arm up his nose. Then, his entire body gets sucked up his nose. Richard is now a travelling booger picking up anything that crosses his path- dogs, babies, furniture, etc. He is trying to get to the spice shop to sneeze his way back to normal.
I think I have read this book over 20 times now. I am also happy to report that I have learned that both the author and illustrator are Canadian. The illustrator, Ben Hodson, has created both games and a comic book about boogers which I’ve linked to the book cover below.