The classroom winner of September's Save Everything! (and the Picture Book) is Karla Bright's second grade class in Cobb County, Georgia. Congratulations, class!
They read Dino-Baseball, by Lisa Wheeler, ill. by Barry Gott, and Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies, and did a great job reviewing the books.
Here are some comments and drawings from their book reviews:
The kids are asked to tell something new that they learned. Mikey said that he never knew people (or dinosaurs) could be ejected from a game. Here is his colorful drawing of a T-Rex baseball player.
Audrey said that she learned about a grand slam and that the book made her feel "a little bit of happy." She drew a dinosaur at bat.
The students are asked if they wish anything were different in the book. Stephen provided a more general wish: "I wish I could kick up high." That's a good wish in any context. Here is his drawing of a very cool baseball glove:
The students also read Bats at the Ballgame. On the book review worksheet, they're asked how the characters lives are different from their own. Kya noted: "The characters life is different cause they sleep upside down." Max said it's "beckus they do games at night." And Jalen noted: "They have Cricket Jacks instead of Cracker Jacks." Here is his drawing of the bats playing ball:
And here is a cool drawing of the bats upside down by Angel:
Great book reviews, kids! You saved America's Favorite Pastime! (and the Picture Book.) A package of books and fun stuff is headed your way.
(Teachers, see the post below to learn how your students can write and draw reviews to win books.)