Saturday, March 24, 2012

Yasemin writes about Frida Kahlo...

Spring break has arrived! So Yasemin has some extra time on her hands and we have decided to embark on a new project. She is creating her own book about Frida!

I stumbled on a great project called Student Treasures. It is a process of creating, writing and illustrating a book. As a teacher I can elect to complete this project with a class or individuals. A kit is sent to me at school, with instructions and special paper on which we create the book. The book is then published as a hard cover, professional book. FREE! Of course all students have the opportunity to purchase their own copy of the book, but the general idea is to motivate students to want to write and read.

I am currently undertaking this project with multiple classes at both of the Elementary Schools I am working at - hopefully with great results. But I had an extra kit, so it is a great opportunity to challenge Yasemin and help her improve her writing skills.

She is very excited and this morning wrote two pages, coloured one and also dressed up as Frida.

I love Yasemin's enthusiasm for this project - she is really loving her art! Don't worry Grandma, we will buy you a copy of the book ! Aunty Cherilyn and Judy you need to let me know if you would like a copy...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Yasemin! I AM impressed! I love your story and you look absolutely stunning in your 'Frida' outfit. You have a very talented makeup artist to create a younger, but much more beautiful Frida.

    She had such a sad life but achieved so much. What an amazing lady!

    I would love to have a copy of your book, please. I look forward to reading more about your Denver educational experiences.