Oakwood First Graders Get Published!

Oakwood first-grade ENL teacher Ms. Mennella (second from right) and her students celebrated a publishing party last week. They are joined by Oakwood Principal Eileen Kerrigan and Assistant Principal Mitchell Levy.
Oakwood first-grade ENL teacher Ms. Mennella (second from right) and her students celebrated a publishing party last week. They are joined by Oakwood Principal Eileen Kerrigan and Assistant Principal Mitchell Levy.
These students have learned that you're never too young to be an author or an illustrator.
These students have learned that you're never too young to be an author or an illustrator.
Our first-graders worked very hard and experienced the long, challenging process of writing a book.
Our first-graders worked very hard and experienced the long, challenging process of writing a book.
They studied their topic, organized their ideas, wrote drafts, and rewrote final copies to get their finished book published.
They studied their topic, organized their ideas, wrote drafts, and rewrote final copies to get their finished book published.
Dr. Bennardo stopped in to celebrate our students very first published piece of work.
Dr. Bennardo stopped in to celebrate our students very first published piece of work.

Ms. Mennella's first grade ENL students celebrated a tremendous accomplishment! They were joined, for their publishing party by Ms. Kerrigan, Mr. Levy and Dr. Bennardo to celebrate their very first published piece of work. These students worked very hard and experienced the long, challenging process of writing a book. They studied their topic, organized their ideas, wrote drafts, rewrote final copies, and illustrated their sentences. After a few weeks of diligence, they had a finished, non-fiction book about hibernating animals. A few weeks later they received their own book, published by Scholastic. Now each student has the precious gift of his or her very own published book. These students have learned that you're never too young to be an author or an illustrator.  This book was created by these five students, but will be enjoyed by all students at Oakwood!