The teacher brings her dog into class every week and a doggie love-in begins. The grade 2 class is studying animals, with a specialty in our canine companions--how do they interact with us and with other animals? The photo scenes and story fragments the children have created and written explore this question, from the 6 and 7 year old point of view!
I have a long history as an independent filmmaker and an even earlier history as a still photographer. More recently I've become an author. In 2007 I purchased a lavish dollhouse and my daughter and I collaborated to write two childrens' books about it, with lots of photographs ("The Maples on the Move" and "The Maples Mix 'em Up"). We sold both books at "the Word on the Street" in the fall of 2010. Next, I wrote and photographed my first alphabet book, "Cats Choosing Chairs" and made another two alphabet books with my grade 2/3 class, who loved the process. Towards the end of that school year, my class did a comparison/contrast of our school today with that of the late nineteenth century. It's called, "The Good Old Days?" I've continued to create books with my straight grade 2 classes and plan to keep it up. "Dogs who Talk" was featured by Blurb in a blog on their website: http://social.blurb.com/oeS . Check out all our class books in my "Author's Bookstore."
At the HEAD of the CLASS Published August 27, 2015
At the HEAD of the CLASS Published August 26, 2015
At the HEAD of the CLASS Published August 15, 2015
Trolls' Bumpy Ride Home Published May 16, 2015
If Pandas Could Talk Published November 16, 2014
TROLL with a GOAL Published October 16, 2014
WURKZ on iPad Published July 03, 2014
Cool Class Collages Published June 26, 2014