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Mabel I Wilson Students Learn the Importance of Voting

posted Apr 1, 2015, 7:21 AM by Website Webmaster   [ updated May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM ]
Over the last 10 weeks, Mabel I Wilson students have been reading and critiquing the 10 Chickadee nominee books for the Chickadee Award. Last week the students efforts culminated in a school wide election! The Cumberland town office generously loaned official voting booths to authenticate the voting process. Students used ballots and received an official 'I Voted Today' sticker after placing their ballots in a special ballot box. (Let’s face it, for kids this age, that sticker is a powerful symbol!) Student art in the library complimented the chickadee theme. Please visit the Chickadee Award website and see a sneak peek for next year's nominees….and stop in at the MIW library to view the artwork!

The Chickadee Award is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. This award is given annually to one of ten picture books nominated by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals. Each year the books are chosen from those published in the previous year and are selected because they present a solid original story and artwork that supports and extends the text. The final vote for the book that most deserves the award is by students only.  More Spotlights...