Pictures of the Pack
Now that my daughter, Morgan, is a teacher, it's a special treat to know her students enjoy my books in the classroom! While WOLVES is no longer in print, I'm glad to know it's still a hit with young readers, and I'm always happy to supply a copy to schools I visit. Wolves are captivating animals, regardless of books about them!
One of Morgan's third-graders from last year, Savanna
, took a special interest in wolves and made these gorgeous pictures. I appreciate how she not only captured the expression of these wolves but paid attention to details, like the curve of an ear, the direction of fur, and the variations in its shading. I just love these drawings.
Many thanks to Savanna, now in fourth grade, for sharing her work with us! Awwroooooo!
Below are some sample works of fourth grade students. Over several days, they went on a "haiku hike" - making observations in their journals - and then wrote, revised, illustrated and published their work poems.
Fourth Grade Haiku - first batch
For all the terrific student haiku from this project, click these two blog posts to read them!
Storms by JackShady SpringsStorm Clouds foreshadowThe Rumbling Sky
Birds Song by HannahHigh chirp Low chirpThe birds sing a songIt makes me want to sing along
Note how the following two poets began their haiku with the same phrase, but then each shared different observances in the last two lines of their poems. This often occurs in contemporary haiku journals as well. :0)
by Claytontall grasstall trees swayingleaves falling
by BrileyTall grassGreen and brown leaves fallThe grass bends
Ramsha, second grade, drew this lovely portrait of Luna and me! It makes me smile. (Florida, 2010)
Second-grader Dawson from Florida drew this picture of Sir Mike (2010). See who is hiding behind the bushes?
Pop-up card by Lucas
Pop-up card by Cade (Georgia, 2008)
Pop-up card by Sabastian
by Krystal(Georgia, 2009)