Snowmen Stories (adapted from Snowmen at Night by Mark and Caralyn Buehner
For two weeks before the holiday the fourth grade classroom turned in a writing and publishing room. The whole adventure became when Mr. Ferguson read Snowmen at Night by Caralyn and Mark Buehner and then asked the students what they thought snowmen did at night. The student's minds go rolling and storyboards began to form. Midway through the adventure, Mr. Ferguson contact the authors to share the excitement and they wanted to read the stories. With a real audience waiting for the final product, students kicked into high gear and started drawing and revising their writing. On the last day before vacation students binded their stories, made copies for the author and helped each other along the way. Now they are waiting to hear from the author and hope to gain valuable advice on how to be better writer and illustrator. Thanks Mark and Caralyn for enhancing the student's learning and taking the time. Below is a collection of the 17 different snowmen stories and students in action. Individual stories can be found the student's web page.