Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Young Author, A Young Athlete

A post dedicated to our Number One: Dawna K.

Dawna has had some exciting events in the past couple weeks.  First, her Young Author's contest.  
Dawna worked hard on her story, titled "The Wise Women," first drafting, typing, enduring critiques from a harsh editor (aka Mom), then handwriting each page (as per the requirements of the competition) and finally illustrating and designing the cover for her story. 
 It was a LOT of work! But she never gave up and was SUPER excited to see her book "in print" (each student who submitted a story got to have their story put in a hard-bound cover). All the work and late nights were worth it to see her light up upon holding her very own hard back book!
 But that was not all she got to be excited about... Dawna's story also took home second place for the third grade authors! AND (something I think is particularly cool...) her story gets to be copied and put in school library and the Newark public library! She had to autograph her books before they could be sent to the libraries:
 So proud of my Young Author!

Dawna's next exciting event was a fitness class at Slim Fitness in Newark.  Dawna ALSO won the prize for the most laps walked in the third grade during the October Walk-athon (you remember reading about it in that one post?? Anyway...) The prize was (appropriately) an hour-long fitness class at a local gym with her plus five.
 We managed to find her plus four friends to come enjoy the class. The instructor, Justin, was organized and the girls had a lot of fun doing circuits, relay races, Hopscotch 2.0, and a game where the girls had to figure out how to pass different objects from one bucket to another without using their hands:

It was all very cute, colorful, and fun! All the girls came away sweaty and tired...and giggling! Perfect!!!
Great work, Dawna! Thanks for giving us lots of reasons to celebrate!

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At February 22, 2015 9:32 PM , Blogger Katie Groneman said...

Both are cool, but to have your own hard cover?! Awesome!

At February 22, 2015 11:13 PM , Blogger sunnysnows said...

Dawna is so fantastic. Congrats on all counts! :)


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