Students experience the thrill of authorship
Kids at Northwest School write and
publish their own books
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[May 23, 2014]
LINCOLN - On Friday, Northwest
School in Lincoln hosted a Book Premiere featuring the fabulous
writings its students created this past school year. Elementary
students from second through fifth grades participated in the
writing project that took student's works and put them into book
The school began the book program last year, which
encourages students to focus on their writing skills by putting
their works into a keepsake hardback book.
Writings and art of the younger students were compiled and
incorporated into a single class book, one for the second grade and
one for the third grade classes. Fourth and fifth grade students
each had an individual book of their own writings that they were
presented to keep after the premiere.
The program was so popular with the students last year, that this
year it was expanded to include a public presentation, during which
some of the children were given the opportunity to read their
The student's efforts were further encouraged, as the older students
cheered for the younger ones while entering the gymnasium on a red
carpet event to premiere their books before everyone.
Principal, Mr. Chris Allen, welcomed guests to the presentations,
Mrs. Eigenbrod's class book, "Hip-hip horray! It's 100 day"
Mrs. Tripplett's first grade class book, "When I grow up," with
readers Cort Pentecost and Anaiya Willis
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Mrs. Daubs' class book, "Second grade tall tales,"
with readers Xavier Wood and Avery Rawlins
Mrs. Dean's class book, "Famous Americans," with reader Trestan
Fourth grade poetry books with readers Austin Bailey, Mya Brownlee,
RaLynn Babbs, Sagora Jackson, Trinity Neuhaus and Annastaja
Ms. Britton's fifth grade class books with readers Jacoby Smith and
Mrs. Williams fifth grade class books with readers Katie Hackwith,
Allen Goodman and Gracie Donath
The company Student Treasures provided the book binding.