2016-2017 Enrichment Programs
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Eric Carle Musuem, visiting program – The Carle’s educational programming celebrates the art of the picture book and to encourage a connection to and appreciation of art, these programs develop visual and verbal literacy and support critical and creative thinking. The children learn the very process that Eric Carle uses to illustrate his books making their own picture through the process.
May 5th & 6th
2nd Grade: Author Mary Newell DePalma visiting each classroom, she is an author who speaks to the interplay of words and pictures as well as the creative process of making picture books.
3rd Grade: Star Labs, Musuem of Science Traveling Program In this presentation, students are challenged to make observations and think like scientists both inside and outside our portable planetarium. They explore how stars are different from one another and learn to recognize star patterns in the sky from cultures around the world. In an immersive activity, students use binoculars to better understand how we learn about the cosmos.
4th grade: Andrew Green from Potato Hill Poetry seeks to ignite a passion for poetry in schools across the country. It is devoted to the excitement and power of word and sound and rhythm and the possibilities created when they come together.
All Grades: Author Grace Lin
How a Book is Made
How a book is made is an interactive presentation showing the many steps of book publication from sketch to finish. Students see how Grace gets red corrections marks, just like on their homework! Afterwards, Grace reads from one of her books, answers questions and ends the presentation with a drawing of a character from her books or a ‘draw-along’. Educational and fun!
Includes one of the possible readings (please choose):
Grade 1 and 2: reading of “The Ugly Vegetables” or an excerpt of “Ling & Ting”
Grade 2 or 3: reading of chapter from “The Year of the Dog”
Any question contact: Carolyn Southwick
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