Yay! Today my class’ eco-art photobook arrived, and it turned out beautifully! The book includes photos of both class’ eco-art and the poetry that it inspired in my students. The book was created as part of the Voices….From the Land project through EIRC.
The book, a 12×12 photobook made on Shutterfly
The awesome back cover, a collage of the art created in our schoolyard.
One of the photo/poetry spreads. (Made smaller because I don’t want my students to be recognizable!)
Another photo/poetry spread
One of the poems that a student wrote after creating his group’s artwork.
The final page in the book- a photo I took inCape May coupled with my favorite quote (and mantra).
I am completely in love with this project. It is a great marriage of art, science/ecology, language arts, and technology. We will also receive books from two other schools (including one in New Zealand!). How cool is that? Even cooler? The fact that I might get to meet that teacher from New Zealand at a workshop this summer. Talk about making global connections in a new world, huh? Absolutely amazing.
My favorite quote from today was, “Wow, Miss M! I am published in a real book!”