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An Animal Alphabet
Walrus watching worms wiggling in water? Narwhal navigating noodle nest? Welcome to the weird and wacky grade 2/3 mind, where things don't always make sense and that's okay. My class collaborated with me to make this alphabet book. They chose their animal, composed their line, selected or created props and set up their scenes. After I took the photos and loaded them into Booksmart, they selected the background colours and fonts they deemed appropriate. They loved every step of the process and are thrilled to "have a book on the internet!" Enjoy!
In the 70s and 80s I made independent films with government grants and had various exhibitions of my still photography. In 1990 I got my teaching certificate, and shared my love of these art forms with my students for about 15 years. In 2007, when my daughter was six, she collaborated with me on writing my first book with Blurb, "The Maples on the Move" and its sequel, "The Maples Mix 'em Up" in 2010. Shortly after that I got the idea that I could make books with my primary students, too! I've collaborated with my classes on 7 books now. What a great motivator and community builder it's been for them: to work away on a class project (on a theme from the curriculum) and then to produce this very polished result. Parents can experience their work by purchasing a hard copy or previewing it for free on the internet. Check out my Bookstore where I've got 16 different titles. I'll be exhibiting at The Word on the Street on September 27th, 2015 at Harbourfront.
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