Jeff Green | Dec 03, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - December 3, 2009 Book project unveiled atPrince Charles PSBy Julie Druker
Teacher Kari Jalbert and seven of her school to community class students at PCPS unveil their book project
There was cause for celebration for the School to Community class at Prince Charles Public School in Verona as they unveiled “Brushing Your Teeth”, a big book class project that began last year.
Teacher Kari Jalbert said the project came about last year when she and the School to Community class teachers from two other schools thought that a big book project book would be a worthy undertaking.
After receiving funding from the Limestone Learning Foundation and the RICE Committee of the Rotary Club of Kingston, the three teachers took the project to their classrooms and students from each class came up with their own unique book.
At PCPS the students decided to take on the topic of oral hygiene and their book titled, “Brushing Your Teeth” is a colorful, humorous, step-by-step explanation of how to achieve successful dental hygiene. Seven students in the PCPS’s School to Community class worked on the project, developing the story, which utilizes rhymes and clever photography to get the important message of proper dental hygiene across.
One student learned about cameras and how to take pictures and worked closely with professional photographer Heather Wilkins, who assisted with the project.
The book project was a resounding success, providing the students with many learning opportunities as well as a chance to speak in public about the project and a chance to be proud of their accomplishment.
A celebratory unveiling of the book was held in their class on Dec.1 where parents and teachers were invited and each child who worked on the project spoke about the various aspects involved. After their presentation each student was presented with their own copy of the book. The book will be included at various schools in the LDSB.
A similar second unveiling was to take place that same evening at the Limestone Learning Foundation in Kingston, where students planned to present their book and attend a special dinner afterwards.