PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Hills High School students took a field trip on Wednesday, June 6 to Lake Parsippany Elementary School. Creative Writing teacher Jessica Brosnan and A.P. Studio Art teacher Erica Pizza worked together to create this cross-curricular learning opportunity for their students.
After studying children’s literature, Mrs. Brosnan’s students wrote their own pieces of children’s literature. They then paired up with one of Mrs. Pizza’s students who served as the illustrators of these pieces.
The stories were then bound and shared with Mrs. Beth DiBello’s and Ms. Laura Duff’s first graders. After listening to these pieces, first graders worked with the high schoolers to craft opening pages and illustrations for their own stories and then shared those opening pages with their classmates.
All books crafted by PHHS students were donated to the classroom libraries at Lake Parsippany Elementary School.
Mayor Michael Soriano joined the event as a guest reader. Superintendent Dr. Barbara Sargent, Coordinating Supervisor of 6-12 Language Arts/6-12 Media Mrs. Dana Ahmuty, and Coordinating Supervisor of World Languages/K-5 Music/K-12 Art/K-12 ESL Mrs. Vicky Santana, were also in attendance.
Titles of books and author/illustrator pairings:
Title: Savannah Goes On A Camping Trip
Written by: Sherilyn Ostlin
Illustrated by: Amber Lee
Written by: Anahita Sahafian
Illustrated by: Shauna Lally
Title: Leo and the Raincoat
Written by: Sara Zevallos
Illustrated by: Gabrielle La Rosa
TItle: Pirate Playground
Written by: Yacek Castillo
Illustrated by: Salvatore Rubinetti
Title: It’s A Hard Rock Life
Written by: Toan Le
Illustrated by: Gaven Martung
Title: Pip the Pumpkin
Written By: Lydia Rose Parker
Illustrated by: Alexa Ziler
Title: Picnic Party
Written by: Virginia Lanza
Illustrated by: Ching Lin
Title: Bathroom Adventure
Written by: Maggie O’Neill
Illustrated by: Heather Mann
Written by: Sheethal Ayalasomayajula
Illustrated by: Olivia Terrell
Title: Marcus the Lonely Space Rat
Written by: Sarah McKiernan
Illustrated by: Juliet Campbell
Title: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Inn
Written by: Hyun-Jung Kim
Illustrated by: June Perigo