This what you have to look forward to this year!
On March 21, I brought my family to the Frank gallery to read some hero books that our whole sixth grade made. My hero book that I made was dedicated to my mom. It included many short, but great stories as well as many outstanding characteristic traits that makes her my hero. We made all these books folding one large sheet of paper and adding other paper to overlap and decorate it. Here is my hero book in the frank gallery:
Photo by Mrs. Donnelly
I went to the Frank Gallery to see the Hero Books that all of the sixth grade language arts students made. I was excited because I got to see my book and show my hero the story I wrote about them. I also enjoyed looking at everyone else’s books; I think we all did a good job on them. I also loved the experience of being with my friends while looking at our books. I enjoyed looking at the other artwork there. I had a great time at the Frank Gallery!
Photo taken by Mrs. Donnelly
My L.A. class just finished making and writing our hero books this month. We started by just writing out ideas on our hero’s character traits. Then we expanded our character traits into real stories that showed our hero displaying the trait that we picked. Then we created a background paragraph about our hero. This paragraph included some information like: where our hero was born, when our hero was born, our hero’s family, our hero’s childhood and other things like that. After writing the hero books, my school had a professional artist come in to help us make the hero books. To make the books we first folded a big piece of paper, then cut out painted pieces of paper to illustrate a scene where our hero was. When all of our books were finished, they were displayed in the Frank Gallery on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
For a couple weeks our 6th grade Language Arts class worked on hero books. Each student picked a hero then wrote a story about him or her. The writing was definitely the hardest part because there was a lot of planning, organizing, and brainstorming. In my opinion the art was the best part. I looked forward to working on my hero book each day.
Peg Gignoux is an artist who did our hero books with us. She taught us how to do many new things like stamping designs. I loved picking the colors and designs I wanted to use because it was almost like shopping.
We each got to pick a scene that our hero book would show. My scene was a farm with my mother and me riding horses. It was very colorful and creative. There is a part that pops out on the books, and it is supposed to be from where the viewer is looking. My pop out was a wooden fence. Later we glued our covers and writing on. The books were pressed under wooden boards to flatten them. Finally, they were taken to the Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
There was a reception at the Frank Gallery where all of the families could come and see the books. I came with my hero, which is my mom. She absolutely loved it! I had a good time looking at all of my friend’s books too!
I am proud of how my hero’s book turned out! I feel like I learned a lot from this experience! I hope we do another project like this!