New Book! P is for Pandemic - An A to Z Student Guide
All three fifth grade classes at Mize Elementary participated in a project-based learning opportunity by publishing their own book, P is for Pandemic – An A to Z Student Guide. This idea was first introduced by Mize art teacher, Shelly Souders, in October 2020. Over the course of approximately six sessions of art class, students learned about the publication process as well as three primary roles: writer, illustrator and graphic designer. The budding publishers, 66 in all, then decided which of the three roles they wanted to experience. While the creation and collaboration of the student guide started in earnest in the art room, the efforts continued in their fifth grade classrooms. Here their teachers, Sabrina Andrews, Suzanne Cox, and Trish Orth, served as final editors and helped them organize their hand-drawn guidebook of a fifth grader’s point-of-view during the Coronavirus pandemic.
After much work and many revisions, the final file of “P is for Pandemic – An A to Z Student Guide” was sent to Amazon for publication on May 6 and so far has sold over 115 copies. All royalties from the book sales will be placed into the new Mize Student Care Fund created to assist Mize students and their families when a sudden need or hardship arises.