May 22, 2008

Creative Students!!!

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of signing books at Independence Middle School’s book fair. Ms. Petroccia, the media specialist, organized and promoted the event, made me feel welcome and provided a great lunch. Thanks so much for all your support!

Ms. Drum, an enthusiastic language arts teacher, had her highly creative students make projects in response to reading As If Being 12 ¾ Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother is Running for President!

The students created brochures, videos, posters, T-shirts and cakes. I only wish there were space to showcase all the projects, but here is a sampling of the amazing ideas the kids came up with:

Here I am with Ms. Drum in front of one of the posters.

Student-made brochures on a table cloth of "cherry pits" from Ms. Drum. You'll have to read Vanessa's list of deficiencies to get that reference. (Poor Vanessa!))

Several students worked together on this poster. (G.I'm impressed!)

The kids managed to include a lot of elements from the book in this one. (I love the little Scrabble tiles spelling out "president!" How many points is that worth?)

These girls also made a T-shirt for me. I (heart) it! The principal (left) and media specialist, Ms. Petroccia (right) are enjoying some of the FOUR cakes students made.

This cake includes the skimmer hat, "Vote 4 Mom" button and a lemon square.

And in the tradition of Vanessa's obsession with spelling bees, this student spelled it all out with cupcakes!

A big, heartfelt thank you to the great students and staff at Independence Middle School!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


What fun! Love the pictures.

Linda S. M.