Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great Blog

There is a great new blog out by an enthusiastic elementary teacher in Vancouver, BC. It is called There is a Book For That. Way to inspire young people! QUOTE FROM Carrie Gelson blog: http://thereisabookforthat.com/2013/02/11/the-first-mosquito/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog The First Mosquito Posted on February 11, 2013 Our BLG book this week was The First Mosquito written and illustrated by Caroll Simpson.
Students loved hearing about all of the Supernatural creatures and beings in this book (there is a detailed description of each in the back of the book) and loved Simpson’s art work. There was mumbling all through the story: ■“Wow. Her pictures are so beautiful.” ■“I love the art.” ■“She does such nice drawing.” Also lots of comments about the creatures: ■“I’m a little scared of Creek Woman.“ ■“Those Lightening Snakes are powerful.” (This child leaped out of his seat to get a better look!) ■“The Wild Man of the Woods is easily tricked for food!” Student writing reveals how engaging we found this story! Student reviewers respond: Shereese: I like when the Mom saved the day! I like the art too. I like Creek woman crouched under the creek. I love those pictures. Ashley: My favourite part was when the bloodsucking monster turns into mosquitoes

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