Insect biology met creative writing in the 1st-grade classroom of Joan Patton, a superb teacher. Bonus: right across the fence from her classroom door was a huge crown-flower bush, favored host plant of the monarch butterfly. We went from poetry to story to scroll to a published book, one copy for each student and one for the school library.
Take a look at the book we created from this 10-session residency.
I Wonder: When Will I Fly?
Year of Production: 2014
Running Time: 4:20
Teacher Joan Patton insisted on getting the finest work from these 1st-grade artists. The results were amazing.