Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blurb Love


Do you remember these posts?

Thanks to your encouragement, I did turn our class book project into a real book on Blurb.com. Please click here for a preview. I think it looks fantastic. I'm so excited!

I didn't tell my students what I've been up to with One Delicious Class. I can hardly wait to see their faces tomorrow when I show them the preview online. I've ordered a copy for the classroom, and our librarian is planning to order one for the school library. We have a Celebration of Learning (parent's night) next Thursday night. As a part of our presentation, we will show the book to the parents and offer the chance to order a copy for themselves at the bulk discount price. If any of you would like to purchase a copy for one of the authors, that would be incredible. I know there will be some families who will be unable to buy a copy for their second grader. If that's something you'd like to do, just send me an email. If any of you are interested in ordering a copy for yourself, we would, of course, be delighted.

Thanks again for your encouragement.

25 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

Great surprise...they will be so proud!
I will spread the word too if you don't mind...especially with my colleagues.
You are a wonderful teacher with a big, BIG heart.
So inspiring.

Thinking of u.

Mrs. E said...

This is the coolest thing!! Congratulations! You're teacher of the year with me!

Wendy said...

This is so lovely and adorable! (Don't forget to tip off your local press because they might want to do a story on your class. Might be a great marketing opportunity for the book!)

elk said...

i am so happy you did this Relyn...those kids will absolutely flip!

sallymandy said...

Hi Relyn: I'm not sure if you are an award kind of gal, but I passed one on to you at my blog.

Happy Thursday!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

The book looks great. I'm sure it will be a success for your class and I hope you get lots of sales.

Nana said...

I absolutely love kids art. The frustrating thing is when I went to school they gave you paper and said draw what ever you like. In a college course they had a pile of bones and said draw without instruction. There is a really great book "Drawing with Older Kids by Mona Brookes". Just like writing or music she describes how to break down strokes and teach kids how to draw. She explains that eyes are halfway down the head and the lower they are they are the younger the individual. Also, a pet peeve of mine is the BAD brushes that come with water color. It is like painting with a rag. Try the book. I love your work. Suzy Rhudy (Jen's mom). Great Job!!!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful gesture on your part, sure to make your students very happy!

spread your wings said...

this is really exciting. your students are going to feel so special - which they are - when they see a real book with their portraits. I took a look - it's fantastic!
Definitely get an article in your local paper. Just the sort of news people want to read. sales will be grand I feel sure.

smith kaich jones said...

Oh sweetie, they wiil buy! How could they not? This is wonderful!!!

:) Debi

Char said...

the kids will be sooooo proud - what a fabulous project.

Lubna said...

Dear Relyn,
Waaaaay to go. Yipeee!!!
I will link this post to my blog over the weekend, if you do not mind.
Best regards,
Lubna

Suvarna said...

Oh Relyn, this brought tears of joy to my eyes! So beautiful and encouraging for aspiring young writers!

Jessica said...

I love that you made the book. I'm sure every parent will jump at the chance for such a lovely compilation of their kids' work!

Journey Wildly said...

Relyn!

Brilliant idea! I love it. Imagine being published by second grade...

Those children are blessed to have a teacher like you on their journey.

Jeanie said...

I missed the earlier posts, but this sounds wonderful and I'll eagerly look at the link on Monday when I get on my fast computer!

Teachers are amazing -- I just posted about a teacher friend's project on the Gypsy -- I am always in awe.

I've always wanted to do a blurb book and am in the process of photo scanning for one -- maybe by Christmas. You inspire me!

I hope it's OK -- I added your blog to my blogroll. I so enjoy visiting!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wonderful Idea Relyn ~ You are flowing with the most wonderful wonderful creative musings and energy to see them come true! YoU are a Gift to us all!!! Love you!me

tangobaby said...

How fun and what a great idea! I'm sure the parents and kids alike will be so impressed to see how well your Blurb book turns out and this could be a regular fun feature in your class.

paris parfait said...

Oh Relyn, what a fantastic project! The children will be so proud and well they should! No doubt the parents will want their own copies of the book. Such a great idea you had! xo

robin bird said...

is that the cover? it will be a treasure to each child to be published! i went to look and no that isn't the cover but the red painted one is perfect and then everyone is equal right? you are the most wonderful teacher!

thank you relyn for all your support and the buckets of love you have sent my way the past 2 weeks. i so appreciate your sweet nature and your endless love and affection.
xoxox

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

There is something so special and empowering about seeing your work in print! Your students will be so proud and feel that they can do anything! You are special and should feel just the same way!

Jaime said...

Yep...you really are one of the best teacher's out there Relyn. This book is wonderful!
You mentioned Blurb to me quite a while back...I have been thinking ever since of making a book of my own, and now, seeing yours, I really really need to get off my butt and work on one!

Love to you and your colorful class. xoxo

maddie said...

what an astonishingly perfect
idea

and that portrait is fabulous

....

those children are going to
be so thrilled!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a special thing to do for your class. It is a real labor of love.

Patti said...

How fun!!! You will HAVE to let us know how it goes and I know it will go FABULOUSLY!!! How could it NOT!

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