Email Project 2006 -2007
We're well on our way with this year's project. We have already received 140 emails, including several from England, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, New Delhi, Israel, the Netherlands and even one from South Africa. We have also begun to read some of the recommended books.
1. Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak
2.Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by: Simm Taback
3. Officer Buckle and Gloria by: Peggy Rathman
4. Make Way for Ducklings by: Robert McCloskey
5. Owl Moon by: Jane Yolen
6. Diary of a Wombat by: jackie French and illustrated by: Bruce Whatley (This was read to us by our visitor, illustrator, Jane Bready.
7. Two Bad Ants by: Chris Van Allsberg
8.The Stinky Cheese Man by: J.Scieszka, and illustrated by Lane Smith
9. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by: J Scieszka, and illustrated by: Lane Smith
10. The Giving Tree by: Shel Silverstein
11. The Wreck of the Zephyr by: Chris Van Allsburg
12. The Polar Express by: Chris Van Allsburg
13. Make Way for Ducklings by: Robert McCloskey
14. Tuesday by: David Weisner
15. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by: Mo Willems
16. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Several authors and illustrators from past years have been in touch over the summer months. I have provided links to their websites below.
Visit the website of Andrea Hazard at http://www.fredandned.com She has added many pages for the children to investigate, and promises to keep us updated with the progress of her book.
Be sure to visit the website of Chica Brunsvold, another friend from the past year at http://www.chicabrunsvold.com
Special thanks to another old friend George Scheber, who sent us additional copies of his books so we would be able to read them in small groups. Be sure to visit his website, which has many activity pages included. http://www.earlthesquirrel.com
Another big thank you to Bumble Bee Productions , Dawn Matheson, Pamela Barcita and Elizabeth Aumua for sending us the book, Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee . We learned a wonderful lesson from it and hope you will visit their website at http://www.rubyleethebumblebee.com You can see us with the books they sent each of us in the pictures below.
Thank you to illustrator, Jason Trivett, who sent us a colorful illustration from the United Kingdom.
Below are listed the websites of some of the new friends we have made this year.
We really loved the art work in the book, R is for Race, illustrated by Jane Bready. To see more of her work visit her site at: http://www.janebreadyinc.com Be sure to visit our special page about this illustrator's visit to our class. Click on the link below http://themajors.info/janebready.htm
We loved the books Arlene Alda sent us and were inspired by her book, Did Your Say Pears? to try writing our own book about homonyms. Be sure to learn more about her at her website. http://www.arlenealda.com
A special thank you to Janie Jasin who sent each of us an authographed copy of her book, Heart in Hands. She also sent us several other gifts including hearts for our hands. Because of her book we were inspired to create our own version called "First Grade Hands." Be sure out check out her website. http://janiespeaks.com
Be sure to visit the homepage of Susie Snowflake and learn about Jan Daniel. A very special thank you to her for her kindness to our class. http://www.susie-snowflake.com
Thank you to Donna Napoli who sent us two books. To learn more about her visit her website at: http://www.donnajonapoli.com
We were really excited to hear from Dave Gunson who sent us his books all the way from New Zealand. Be sure to check out the webpage of this exciting illustrator. http://www.davegunson.com
Patrick shows us the book sent to us by Nada Meeks. Thank you Nada!
We were thrilled to receive books from Grandma Janet Sinke. Be sure to take a few minutes to visit her website and learn more about her and her books. She even treats us to pictures of her grandchildren.