Surprisingly, the end of the Summer Art Class came faster than I expected.
Halfway through the class, the girls asked if they were JUST making a book. They had seen the work of the Winter Art Class and were a bit disappointed by how few projects we were tackling, but as they began to see their stories and books take shape, all their reservations disappeared.
The girls did an excellent job, especially considering the lag in the middle of the course, when they weren't quite sure what they were working toward. During this class, I wanted to avoid giving too much direction, so I didn't have a finished book for the students to look at, at all. In retrospect a bit more direction, perhaps with an "empty" book, might have been a happy middle ground. It would have provided motivation, but it also might have taken away the surprise at the end!
After much work in class, and hours spent at home binding the books, the Eric Carle style, illustrated books are finished!
Here are the results:
Emma's book: The Ladybug's Adventure
|One day, the ladybug lived in a leaf, but the ladybug didn't eat anything. So the ladybug was hungry, and she found some food with friends.|
|First the ladybug found an apple at the fruit store. The ladybug said, "Umm ... It's yummy!" but they were still hungry.|
Ana's book: Bunny Has Many Friends
|The bunny said to the bird, "I want to be friends with you." So the bird said, "I don't want to be your friend because you can't fly."|