Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Red Clover Award Comes Alive!

In early November the staff at EES performed dramatic representations of the 10 picture books that have been nominated for the next Red Clover Award.  The children were treated to mini skits for each book, much like a movie trailer - just enough information to pique their interest without giving away the ending.  The Red Clover Award is a children's book award for the State of Vermont.  Children in kindergarten through grades 4 in Vermont vote for their favorite book, and the winning book is announced in April of each year. 

The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont's elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books.  The Red Clover Award is co-sponsored by the Vermont Center for the Book / Mother Goose Programs and the Vermont Departments of Education and Libraries. Click here to visit their website for more information and the history of the program.
Mrs. Scrimgeour and Mrs. Doble introduce the book All the Water in the World.

All the Water in the World


Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway

The Princess and the Pig
The Princess and the Pig


Me ... Jane

Swirl By Swirl

Grandpa Green

Three By the Sea

We will be reading these 10 books over the next few months in preparation for the voting in April.  So far, the children have heard Balloons Over Broadway (a true story about Tony Sarg), Three By the Sea, and Me...Jane (a true story about Jane Goodall) read aloud in the Learning Center.

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