Stephen McCranie answers some students' questions, a quick Mal and Chad trilogy review, and (drum roll sound effect inserted here) a chance to WIN A SIGNED COPY OF A MAL AND CHAD BOOK!!!
Stephen McCranie Author/Illustrator Skype Visit! along with some student's versions of Mal and Chad :)
Picture Book Review/Some Student Art: Peter Brown's illustrations are "Creepy" for Aaron Reynold's "Carrot" Book
Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" turns 50 this year so I thought it would be fun for the 2nd graders to design their own "Wild Things". We read the book and then the 2nd graders sketched out ideas for their "Wild Things" by combining 2+ different animals. Then, they learned about a form of art called printmaking and the following terms: Plate, Brayer, Ink, and Prints. If you ask a 2nd grader, they should be able to explain what makes printmaking different from drawing a picture :) You can see some of the great examples below :)