This past month, Lower School’s 2nd-3rd grade Language Arts teacher, Cate Taylor, was awarded a $500 grant from Scholastic’s Studentreasures Publishing because of her partnership with them.
The program provides teachers and schools with a FREE hands-on writing activity that motivates students to write and inspires students to learn by turning their stories into hardbound books. Grants are awarded at random to teachers involved in the program.
“I will use the funds to purchase more books for my classroom library,” said Taylor who has been teaching Language Arts since 2003.
Over the past two years, Taylor has been working with her students to create books that she submits to Studentreasures for publication. During the 2015-16 school year, the 3rd grade class wrote and illustrated Animals We Love to Hate. This 2016-17 school year, the 2nd and 3rd grade class wrote and illustrated Thanksgiving, a book to celebrate the holiday.
“These hardbound books are very special keepsake and a reward to our student’s hard work,” said Taylor.
“Working on a classbook motivates students to write, which builds confidence and self-esteem especially when they become published authors and illustrators. The process includes collaboration and teamwork putting the book together. Their prize is a their own hardbound book to keep forever! In addition, the class receives a book for future classes to enjoy.”
Parents may purchase the book for $19.95.
Learn more about Studentreasures on their website: studentreasures.com.