About the Publishing Party:
"On Thursday October 10th Caliber Beta Lower had their first ever publishing party! For the weeks leading up to the party, our Dragons participated in the writing cycle to create amazing narratives which they shared during the party with classmates and families. Campus was decorated with balloons and each room had snacks and music as families and guests joined to hear our student authors. Check out one author’s experience below and join us for our next publishing party later this year!"
A recent interview with Kayla Caballero ( 3rd grade student):
Tell me more about what the publishing party was about?
“ The publishing party was about sharing a story written by you! During this time, we all sat together on the carpet and got to eat snacks while some of us read out loud. All the grades got to do this at the end of the day. It took us a few weeks to prepare for the publishing party, but we got to practice in our writing class a lot. We wrote a lot of drafts in pencil, but got to type our final draft!
Tell me about what you wrote about?
“I wrote about the first time I got my cellphone. I wrote about that memory because I wash shocked that I even got one! I was 7 years old and usually people get cell phones when they are 14 or older.”
What is something you loved about the publishing party?
“I liked that we had snacks! I also liked that it was towards the end of the day so we didn’t have class right after, but mostly that the students liked listening about the stories that were personal to us. I’m usually shy, but I really like sharing this story with my class.”
Who is your writing teacher and what did you learn about writing?
“ My writing teacher is Ms. E and we practiced a lot in her class. She taught us that we can turn anything into a story and write a lot of paragraphs about it. We can write about our opinions, a memory or anything we want to tell a story about! I also learned that it’s okay if we make mistakes in writing. While writing my story, I made a lot of mistakes. You can always rewrite it, you can always change it.”
How did sharing your story make you feel?
“I felt really good because I wanted to share how I felt when I got my phone. I got to share with my parents when I got home and it made me feel happy because this was the first story I typed and printed. My parents felt appreciated that I included them in my story.”