Fifth-graders at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School in the Blind Brook School District celebrated Valentine’s Day with publishing parties held in their English language arts classrooms. Parents were invited to attend the celebrations and were presented with special bound books that their children had created.
Earlier in the year, students wrote stories and made illustrations about a personal event that had special meaning to them. They were asked to use all five senses in their writing to capture how the event was special to them and to provide readers with greater details about the story. Studentreasures Publishing bound the stories into books.