Friday, December 19, 2008

I won a grant!

I won the first grant I ever applied for, which is pretty cool. The local newspaper, The News and Observer , ran a very short article which includes my name if you want to take a look at it. I won the money for a Flip Video camera for students to use when they are working on their graduation projects. I used it to film the Christmas lights in my neighborhood. The resolution is pretty good considering how inexpensive the camera is.

Christmas at Golden Pond

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Books and more for kids grades K-2

This is a list I had to create for my children's literature class this fall. There really is a big difference between award winning books for children, and all the rest of the mass produced garbage out on the market. This list only covers materials from 2000 forward. If you want to go look at the rest of the lists and other award winners for kids of all ages check out ALA.