Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chocolate Lily Book Awards: Can Hens Give Milk?

This week, the primary classes read a fun book called Can Hens Give Milk? by Betty Stuchner. It was a funny story with farmers trying to feed their chickens grass so that they would give milk!

In response to this story our youngest students used an app called Skitch on the iPads and took photographs of farm animals, adding details using the Skitch tools, including a "speech bubble" to indicate what that animal might be saying in the story!

Besty, division 12

Diana, division 10

Frank, division 10

Ian, division 11
Our older primary students drew the hens from the story and added a thinking bubble to add their thoughts about the hen's perspective on the farmers' actions in the story.

Some comments from the students include:
"The pictures are big, bold and beautiful and the words are funny." by Quennie, division 10
"The words were a bit silly and funny." by Ryan, division 11

Two kindergarten students from division 11 explain what they liked about this book in the following podcast:
~Ms Novakowski


  1. Why isn't there new posts on the Divison 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7,8,9,10,11,12.

    1. Hi Anonymous-
      I keep pretty busy updating the blog with posts about what all the classes are up to that I haven't had time to update the specific division pages. It would be great if some students at Blair volunteered to help out with that!
      Ms Novakowski