5th grade artists have been hard at work, creating a stunning, mixed-media, fully illustrated children’s book. To begin the project, students examined the elements of a children’s book, including medium, mood, typography, formatting, layout, borders, binding styles, covers, and more. Then, they dove into a collaborative writing process, working together to write a powerful story with a beginning, middle, and end that captured both their collective and individual voices. Once the story was finalized, each student immersed herself in the planning, sketching, illustrating, and writing process, creating her own page with a medium of her choosing. Stay tuned for a copy of the book, which will go home with each 5th grader in the coming weeks.