6th grader Jared loves to create Mr. Stick comic strips. This was an entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm
6th grader Donovan wins one of my ten "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook awards with this illustrated, on-going story he's been working on. It's written in pencil, so it's a bit hard to read, but you can zoom in if you click on the image! THANKS, Donovan, for keeping such a wonderful, bacon-inspired writer's notebook all year.
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. :-)
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
Not a lot of writing with this Mr. Stick, but it captures a great memory and is clever with its use of pencils. When my kids groan because I tell them we are starting a new essay, I always do say, "Your groans only make me stronger," which is followed by my best evil laugh: Mwoo-ha-ha-ha!
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.
Teach your child how to work in all the essential parts of a story (beginning, middle and end) as he engages his creative mind. Completing this fun cartoon project is sure to strengthen his fine motor skills as well.
My sixth graders who went camping at "adventure camp" this spring had a special Mr. Stick of the Year category just for them: Best Sierra Nevada Journeys Memories. Here is Mason's two-page spread; note the vomiting student in the corner...the things we don't know about until we read them after the fact in a writer's notebook. This was an entry for my annual "Mr. Stick of the Year" notebook challenge: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/MrStickoftheYear.htm