AAAS Science NetLinks has put up an excellent K-2 lesson on food chains that uses Vulture View and Trout Are Made of Trees. It links with Project 2061 Benchmark 5 The Living Environment; and National Science Standard C, Life Science. The National Science Teachers Association website has a section called NSTA RECOMMENDS which points out good resources for science teaching. Here Come the Humpbacks was just added with a full review.
I had the pleasure of visiting Pioneer Elementary in March. Wow, the art teacher was a burst of creativity, working on such incredible projects with the kids. Many other teachers were doing amazing work, as well. See some of it below! Click on each photo to see it in greater detail. Continue reading “Vegetable Art, Trout Trees and More!”
Trout Are Made of Trees has been nominated for the 2011 Grand Canyon Reader Award so lots of AZ schoolchildren will be reading it next school year. Hooray!
Shirley Duke recently presented this food web and food chain activity at the Texas Library Association Convention. She’s generously letting me post the entire activity for download here.
ISBN: 978-1-58089-137-0 Charlesbridge
Grade Level: 3-5
Subject: Science: Food Chain, System Interactions, Processes Within Systems, Consequences of Removing Vital Components
A few more photos from Lexington School District in SC. I was there for 9 days of talks including a weekend READ Fest, a community event put on by the extraordinary school librarians of this district.
Here’s a link to a blog that asks Kate Endle about her art, including the art she did for our book, Trout Are Made of Trees. Hooray, Kate!
Blush about them calling me a nonfiction goddess 🙂
From Hamilton School, some extraordinary art and thought!
This has been a great year. VULTURE VIEW was named a Theodor Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association.
This relatively new award is named after Dr. Seuss and it honors both the text and illustrations of books geared for children beginning to read. I am thrilled and so happy for my work to be paired with the great illustrations done by Steve Jenkins. I attended the ALA national conference in Anaheim to accept the Honor Award. Continue reading “What’s New 2008”
Here is the Be a Stream Hero Contest Flyer for grades K-2.
Deadline is December 31, 2008.
Winner receives a huge collection of new books and a school visit by April Pulley Sayre
anywhere in the U. S.