Inspired Designs at Elementaries

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During library classes, second-grade students at Connetquot and Timber Point recently learned about Randolph Caldecott and the Caldecott Medal, which recognizes the year’s most distinguished children’s picture book.

After examining the criteria for winning the award, students evaluated over 15 picture books. Each school held individual elections, and surprisingly, they chose the same book: “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

The students were then asked to design medals that represented both their building and the winning book. Twelve designs were chosen from each building, and students in each school voted for their favorite design out of the nominees. The winners were Connetquot’s Grace Micali and Timber Point’s Michael Mark.