"Mr. Stick of the Year" Winners!

Each year I sponsor a "Mr. Stick of the Year" contest. "Mr. Stick" is the technique I use to help my most artistically challenged students make their writer's notebooks more visual. The annual contest (which we do during the last three weeks of school) has become kind of a fun thing, with silly ribbons I give the kids who win, and with a grand prize now. On this board, I display some of the past winners so that you might see how amazing kids' notebook pages can become with the right incentive.
24 Pins3.88k Followers
AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS...8th grader Jacie must have spent hours polishing this entry for our annual "Mr Stick of the Year" writer's notebook contest.  Jacie is reflecting on her school year here, and she is paying tribute to me and the other four teachers on our team who have loved having her as our student. I will make sure her other teachers end up with a color copy of this beautiful page from a beautiful writer and a beautiful thinker.  Thanks, Jacie.  We will miss you too.  :-)

AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS...8th grader Jacie must have spent hours polishing this entry for our annual "Mr Stick of the Year" writer's notebook contest. Jacie is reflecting on her school year here, and she is paying tribute to me and the other four teachers on our team who have loved having her as our student. I will make sure her other teachers end up with a color copy of this beautiful page from a beautiful writer and a beautiful thinker. Thanks, Jacie. We will miss you too. :-)

Alejandra always blows my mind with her page layouts that feature Mr. Stick. Here she recalls school memories at the end of the year.

Alejandra always blows my mind with her page layouts that feature Mr. Here she recalls school memories at the end of the year.

7th grader Savannah's memory of me and how I'm pretty "tongue in cheek" with her classmates won her a "Mr. Stick of the Year" award.    I love how in her picture, you can see my Sacred Writing Slide (http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#SWT) behind me on the Smartboard.

grader Savannah's memory of me and how I'm pretty "tongue in cheek" with her…

Brooke did a beautiful job of creating this two-page spread of writing advice, using Mr. Stick in an innovative way.

This idea is a keeper. I would love to try this with my grade four kids.

Our 8th graders have a special category in the "Mr. Stick of the Year" contest because of our three-day trip to San Francisco.  If they "Mr. Stick-ed" their best memories.  Sarah put a lot of work into this page.  I just love the idea of her finding this page 5 or 10 years from now and having that whole trip come back to her: This was an entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm

Our graders have a special category in the "Mr. Stick of the Year" contest…

6th grader Susy wins one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" awards with this entry she's been working on during the last month of school.  Susy says, "Read the right-hand page first."  I love that she is remembering the school year through music.  THANKS, SUSY!

grader Susy wins one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" awards with this entry she's been working on during the last month of school. Susy says, "Read the right-hand page first." I love that she is remembering the school year through music. THANKS, SUSY!

7th grader Nico wrote three haikus as one poem: we call these "tri-kus" in my class.  His poem honors the "Duck of Death," which is the quacking noise my timer is set to make on my iPhone. The "Duck of Death" tells you to kill that sentence you're on with a period because we are about to move on.  Nico won a "Mr. Stick of the Year" award for this humorous tribute to that evil duck.  My Mr. Stick resources are free to access at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

grader Nico wrote the original tri-ku (three haikus) in honor of my iPhone's "Duck of Death" call, which brings sacred writing time to a close.

Anna--one of my 7th graders--takes home one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook awards for this two-page spread that honors the "Stick of the Century!"  I love the acceptance speech and Stick Taylor L.'s abs, Anna, and I will miss your creativity next year. My Mr. Stick resources, which inspire great notebook pages like this one, can be found online at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Anna--one of my 7th graders--takes home one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" writer's notebook awards for this two-page spread that honors the "Stick of the Century!" I love the acceptance speech and Stick Taylor L.'s abs, Anna, and I will miss your creativity next year. My Mr. Stick resources, which inspire great notebook pages like this one, can be found online at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

This one deserves to be zoomed in on, so make sure you click the image and look at the details 7th grader Dylan added to create this "Mr. Stick of the Year" award-winning page!  Dylan created his own version of the board game Operation, using Mr. Stick and a lot of puns.  THANKS, Dylan--I will miss your creativity next year.  Learn more about Mr. Stick at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

This one deserves to be zoomed in on, so make sure you click the image and look…

Here are all seven panels that Ethan designed for his interactive "TV page" in his writer's notebook.  Ultimately, he provided a world news channel, a nature channel, a commercial, a late-night comedy special, a commercial, a sports channel, a horror movie, and a scene from the "Stick Idol" talent competition. Want to see the images and be able to zoom in? Use this link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612669432992/

Here are all seven panels that Ethan designed for his interactive "TV page" in his writer's notebook. Ultimately, he provided a world news channel, a nature channel, a commercial, a late-night comedy special, a commercial, a sports channel, a horror movie, and a scene from the "Stick Idol" talent competition. Want to see the images and be able to zoom in? Use this link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612669432992/

Since it didn't really use a stickman (or stick woman), I could only award 8th grader--Mimi--an 'honorable mention' this year for this sequel to her prize-winning Barbie-themed page she made as a sweet and much more innocent 6th grader: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612665854241/  It's fascinating to me how their senses of humor become a bit racier as they mature.    I'll miss you next year, Mimi!  I truly will.

Since it didn't really use a stickman (or stick woman), I could only award 8th grader--Mimi--an 'honorable mention' this year for this sequel to her prize-winning Barbie-themed page she made as a sweet and much more innocent 6th grader: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612665854241/ It's fascinating to me how their senses of humor become a bit racier as they mature. I'll miss you next year, Mimi! I truly will.

Wow, when you come across a page like this in a kid's writer's notebook, you can't NOT read what they've written.  This was a winning  entry for my 2013 annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook contest from a 7th grader, Hannah: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm

Wow, when you come across a page like this in a kid's writer's notebook, you…

8th grader Hunter created this comic strip in his notebook.  This is part one of the comic.  This was a winning entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook contest.  You can access all of my Mr. Stick resources freely at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

8th grader Hunter created this comic strip in his notebook. This is part one of the comic. This was a winning entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook contest. You can access all of my Mr. Stick resources freely at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Pinterest
Search