Tuesday, June 2014
The 4th grade just finished their first group class reader, “Fair Weather’ by Richard Peck. In a chance to meet the author and interview the creator behind the story, the 4th grade set out to find the Newberry medal winning children's book writer. Their quest was fruitful when they landed at the Evanston Public library yesterday where Mr. Peck was presenting a talk on his book signing tour. Twelve of Ms. Szymanski's students went to this event and got to meet, chat and pose with the author.
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -Frederick Douglass
Bringing the craft of writing alive is a core experience that is taken up in multiple ways throughout the curriculum. While the 4th graders are meeting professional writers, the 7th graders just finished promoting and selling their first published book; an anthology of poetry from their Wish, Wonder and Surprise Language Block. With over 100 copies sold the print run has almost sold out; but you can still buy some of the few remaining copies here.
These are some of the many ways that reading comes alive at CWS.
“Waldorf education enables young people to be in love with the world as the world should be loved.” -Majorie Spock