“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Surviving The Chaos

June is here and keeping the kids focused and on task become almost Herculian!  My grade six students are finished with EQAO (standardized testing in math and language) and they are ready to move on to junior high school BUT I still have to get them through 20 more days of school!  Yes, we are teaching until June 27th here in Ontario!  

This time of year I like to have my students create a yearbook/poetry anthology which I have published for them. They each choose a poem from their poetry anthology which they then illustrate.  I add a poem of my choice to the anthology as well.  I am not in the least artistic so I chose to use a cute frame from KB Connected on TpT.  If you click on the link to their store you can grab this great freebie too!

Once the yearbook/anthology is compiled, each student writes an author profile which is published on the back of their personalized copy.  Bookorama, the company who does the publishing for me also includes the graduation photo of each student.    The cover artwork and inside artwork is also created by the students.  My students love their anthologies!  

If you are interested in publishing your own students books be sure to check out 

Thanks for joining our end of the school year blog hop today. We had a great turn out of hoppers. The prize pack part of the hop is now closed. Stay tuned for blog excitement in mid July. 

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