World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) was back in February, and among the classrooms I connected with were 2nd graders from PS 30 in Brooklyn. After reading A BIG SURPRISE FOR LITTLE CARD to them, I fielded questions and talked about my art-making process. The school librarian was so enthusiastic, I suggested she share my Make-Your-Own Little Card activity with the teachers. One teacher, Ms. Marcano, took the project even further with fabulous results.
Imagine my delight to receive this adorable group of handmade LC's in the mail the other day! Each one opens up to reveal a message about what it would be like to be Little Card, or one of his card friends featured in the story. Here are some of my favorites, verbatim:
"Have you want to be a card? I would like to be little card
because I could go to a Library! For example, I could go to
a Library and read a book. Also help kids and people read
books or tell kids and people where books are. I would be
helpflu to the Library and people in the Library!"
"I would like to be a rectangle card because I like cake. I like
candy and the design on the goody bag. I like thems on the
party. That's why I would like to be rectangle card. "
(I think she means Long Card, the birthday card, who thinks that's pretty great.)
"I would like to be wide card because I would like to travle
around the world. I would also like to tell people to know
that I'm travling some where so that they can visit me befor
I go away. For example if I was going to Florida I would send
a wide card to let them know I'm travling to Florida. Thats why
I want to be wide card."
(Wide Card, the postcard, also approves...)
I'm sure I've said it before, but the most rewarding part of this job is connecting with kids through books. Thanks PS 30 for making my month! And if you'd like to share the Little Card activity with your kids, click here.