My first graders have been creating a story about a Book House of Horrors. They began by examining books from the library's "Sad Bag". I asked them to discuss with each other what might have damaged these books, and then we came up with a list of "horrors" (fruit punch, dogs, rain and scissors, to name just a few!). Then each student drew a picture that showed one of the dangers that a book might face if it's not kept in a safe, special place! They created these illustrations on white paper using oil pastels, and then in art class they brushed black watercolor paint over the entire page.
POP, but it also made the drawings look as though the setting was really inside a dark, scary house! (Thanks for the great idea, Mrs. DiFranco!)
|Dog attack: Before|
|Dog attack: After!|
Always keep your library book in a safe,
special place at home when you're not reading it.
Don't let YOUR home become a
BOOK HOUSE OF HORRORS!
ABOVE: story by Mrs. Austin's class
BELOW: story by Mrs. Gigliotti's class