Lots of Kids “apply” for Assistant Publicity Director

Dictionaries came in handy!

Third and fourth graders took their assignment seriously and developed some great ads over the past few weeks as part of Valley Grange’s participation in conjunction with the Newspapers in Education Program. PCES art teacher Jane Daniels provided the framework and some tips to get the kids started and there was plenty of creative energy and some great ideas ended up on paper.  Some of that creativity clearly involved figuring out how a drawing of a “favorite thing” (such as a helicopter or horse) might be used to describe and illustrate Valley Grange.

One of the more rewarding observations is that most of the kids associate the Grange with reading–or more accurately the love of reading. A number of the ads included the headline “We love books!” and “We love to read!” The ads are now in the “judging” process–one of the more difficult aspects of the program.

A first place winner will be selected from each grade and the artist’s creation will appear in the March 30th edition of the Piscataquis Observer. However, the kids won’t have to wait until then to know who the winners are… winners will be announced in a short assembly at the school on March 8th starting promptly at 8:50 AM.  Every student who participated in the program will receive an “appreciation” magnet.

Grange Members note: Magnet makers will be needed at Friday’s Meeting (February 18th)! This is a “peel and stick” operation so don’t cut your fingernails too short… and bring your reading classes so you get the cards on straight! Remember we start with potluck supper at 6 PM and our meeting at 7 PM.