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Students in Prince George are learning to use their imagination to illustrate books without pictures!

It was such a nice surprise to open email earlier today to find a note from teacher-librarian, Jessica Bonin, who led the Grade 2 students at Spruceland Traditional Elementary in Prince George through The Christmas Wind Story Project along with their teacher, Inderpal Manhas. Jessica wrote, “Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with […]

Lennoxville Elementary Students Reflect on The WIND Story Project

Great article in The Sherbrooke Record today profiling the Quebec Christmas Wind class at Lennoxville Elementary in Sherbrooke, QC. Listen to a CBC interview with this class by clicking the middle image below.

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CBC Interview with Christmas Wind Class in Lennoxville, QC

Listen to this lovely CBC interview with the Christmas Wind Class in Quebec, led by Grade 2 teacher, Jennifer Luce:
Learn More About The Christmas Wind Story Project HERE

 

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CBC News (Nfld & Labrador) - Kids Interpret Book Into Drawings

I want to convey to you how powerful this program has been for those involved. One teacher reflected that, “So much of the fun stuff I used to do – themes and special projects – are gone now to make way for progress monitoring, prompt writing for moderated marking, data collection, triangulation. In a year when […]

From CBC Yukon - Art: Teaching kids and linking a nation

April 5/16 – Leonard Linklater of CBC Radio One Whitehorse interviewed Grade 3 teacher Barb Reid and her students who have been participating in The Christmas Wind Story Project at Grey Mountain Primary School in Whitehorse, Yukon

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Listening up for literacy: Tuktoyaktuk takes part in national audio book project

Mangilaluk Elementary School students pose with drawings they created after listening to the Christmas Wind Radio Show. Back row from left is Landon Brooks, Sean Arey, Chery Chicksi, Peter Selamio and Natalie Avik. Middle row from left is Kenneth Keevik, Edward Pokiak, Maizlyn Loreen, Mona Lisa Felix and Irene Illisiak. Front row from left […]

Listen up: Unique literacy project has kids listening to and providing illustrations for a Christmas story

Alecia Rooney, a Grade 1 student from Belfast Consolidated School (Pinette, PEI), works on her illustration from the eighth and final part of The Christmas Wind Story

By Chris Gregory, THE GUARDIAN (published March 23, 2016) <<read original article here>>
Trudy White has been teaching for 17 years, but she has never experienced anything like the project […]

Campobello students participate in literacy project: Information Morning - CBC Saint John, NB

March 18/16 – CBC Saint John Morning interviewed Grade 1-2 teacher, Holly Matthews, who has been leading The Christmas Wind Story Project with her students at Campobello Island Consolidated School in Wilsons Beach, New Brunswick

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Centreville Academy students join rest of country for unique literacy project

Since January, Grades 2-3 students at Centreville Academy have been listening to audio clips of the Christmas Wind and turning what they hear into illustrations. Centreville Academy is the only school in Newfoundland taking part in the nation-wide literacy project. © Brandon Anstey/TC•media CLICK IMAGE to enlarge

by Brandon Anstey, The Gander Beacon (Published on March […]

Powerview students participate in literacy project

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The Lac du Bonnet Clipper, Manitoba – March 10, 2016
By Arlene Davidson
The students of Jessica Simpson’s Grade 2 class at École Powerview are collaborating with award winning Canadian author Stephanie McLellan in a literacy experiment called The Christmas Wind Radio Show Story Project.
McLellan has recently completed her latest [picture book] […]