|December 8, 1998
Our Frosty Readers project is underway and Mrs. Crawford's class from Hikutaia School in New Zealand was the first class to complete their project. This is because on December 15, they will be on summer vacation! This wonderful class did some creative activities with The Hat by Jan Brett. Her students created hats for hedgehogs out of junk materials. We saw these hats on her page and after learning about hedgehogs decided to do the same project. Here are some of the hats that our students made and they are dedicated to Mrs. Crawford's class!
December 23, 1998
The participants in Frosty Readers are beginning to send in their materials. Mr. Potters third grade class at the Lakewood Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada did wonderful job with A Prairie Boys Winter by William Kurelek. There are twenty chapters and illustrations in this book. His students wrote their own versions of the twenty chapters and created beautiful illustrations that are showcased on a web page. After reading their outstanding work I got a copy of it at our school library to read to my class. Every morning we read a few chapters of the book and Mr. Potter's students versions. My students enjoyed this literature experience and were inspired to write their own chapters. We would like to dedicate this work to Mr. Potters class.