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September 20, 2018

Published Authors From APW Elementary Class Hold Publishing Party to Celebrate New Book


Authors and class members take a moment for a photo during their publishing party to celebrate the completion and printing of their classroom project, a book entitled “When I Grow Up I Will Be…”

Authors and class members take a moment for a photo during their publishing party to celebrate the completion and printing of their classroom project, a book entitled “When I Grow Up I Will Be…”

PARISH – How many people do you know that can say they are a published author?

Adyn Janack wrote about becoming a Marine when he grows up. He holds open the book to the page he wrote and illustrated.

Adyn Janack wrote about becoming a Marine when he grows up. He holds open the book to the page he wrote and illustrated.

Well, the students in Maria Walter’s and Hannah Weigel’s second grade class can all say they are and they just held a publishing party to celebrate receiving copies of their beautiful hard-cover books entitled: “When I Grow Up I Will Be…”

The idea for the book began with students brainstorming about what they wanted to write their book about. Ideas included: their families, their playground, and many more.

But, it was Carah LaValley-Taylor’s idea that won the class vote: what I want to be when I grow up.

Students then had to give thought to what they wanted to be and what it would take to make their dreams come true.

Agnes-Jewel Hoyt-Plumley wants to be a paleontologist and dig up a lot of bones.

Agnes-Jewel Hoyt-Plumley wants to be a paleontologist and dig up a lot of bones.

They researched what education they would need for their future career and included that information in their paragraph.

They also decided that they wanted to include something funny on their pages and added the final line of “I hope I don’t have to…” to add humor into the book.

Then they added illustrations for their page and printed their paragraphs neatly onto their papers for the final design.

The teachers sent the pages off to a printer who printed the book in beautiful color with a hard cover and each student ordered a copy for them to keep.

At the party, each student took turns reading their page in front of an audience of family and friends gathered to celebrated the book.

A doctor, or more specifically, a foot doctor, is what Leslie Lewis wants to be when she grows up. She hopes she will not have to smell the stinky feet! Students included a line about what they hope they will not have to do to add a humorous element to their individual paragraphs in the book.

A doctor, or more specifically, a foot doctor, is what Leslie Lewis wants to be when she grows up. She hopes she will not have to smell the stinky feet! Students included a line about what they hope they will not have to do to add a humorous element to their individual paragraphs in the book.

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