GLENDALE ELEMENTARY “YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB,” VERO BEACH, FL. PUBLISHES FIRST MAGAZINE.
First Edition is Available for Free at Glendale Elementary and the Vero Beach Book Center.
Our magazine at the Vero Beach Book Center above 32963 and below The New York Times.
The United States is one of the few countries that does not require teachers to offer media literacy to their students, according to Leah Kohnenberg, a former Time reporter/writer.
We are pioneering a new curriculum at Glendale Elementary. Thanks to our Elementary School Educational Director Kelly Baysura, our Principal Adam Faust, our Assistant Principal Michelle Banack, and Mr. Tom, we are the first students to study this subject.
We are SIX Glendale Elementary Fourth and Fifth Graders who formed the Young Authors’ Club on October 1, 2018.
Since then we have published this First Edition of our magazine. We recognize that it is important to get out our reporting and not sit on it. Hopefully each edition we publish will be better than the next.
Here we are receiving our own personalized business card.
We meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and try to stay later.
We have been learning about:
- what is news,
- the different types of media,
- how to research a subject,
- what it is to be a reporter, and what it is to be a journalist.
We have learned that the most important thing about what we do is to be VERY CURIOUS.
For this First Edition, we all picked a topic relevant to us individually. We researched the topic and the way we wanted to write about it. Finally, we wrote an article that will “pique” your interest.
We have been excited about learning sophisticated words such as “source,” “conceptualize,” “espionage,” “candor,” “pique,” “provocative,” “precious,” “distrustful,” “extravagant” and “colloquial.”
But we are learning that “SOPHISTICATED words sit powerless alongside a well-structured sentence with value and intent.” (Unknown)
According to Fifth grade student Hayden Webster, “We are going to be the coolest kids in town and want to be the best writers in the schools.”
Our old fashioned newsroom.
We had a Halloween snack. But look at us working.