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North Elementary students become published authors

North Elementary early kindergarten students became published authors, writing and illustrating their own books. From left, in front are Veronica Peterson, Auggie Saldana, Bella Miilu, Megan Lavigne, Lacie Phillips; in back are Bentley Lundin, Michael McCole, Hannah Hartwig, Jameson Fiorucci, Stella Hartwig and Sadie Hazelwood. Not shown is Gracie Hanson.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Twelve students at North Elementary School in Iron Mountain have become published authors through a national student publishing program.

As part of the publishing process, students in early kindergarten planned, wrote and illustrated their own books using a free publishing kit provided by Studentreasures Publishing. The topic of their books was “If I Were President.”

The students of Beth Hart’s class worked hard on their books for three weeks. The idea for their president book started when the students began asking questions about what the president of the United States does every day.

They shared their ideas of what they thought he or she does. They began imagining what they would do if they were the president someday.

The Studentreasures Publishing program provides teachers an easy way to incorporate any lesson plan — from math and science to history, art, and more — into a fun and memorable activity. Publishing a book in the classroom engages students through hands-on learning and inspires a love of reading and writing.

The best part? A classroom full of proud, smiling young authors, with a memory that lasts a lifetime, plus, a full-color, deluxe hardcover book for the teacher’s classroom library. The students’ parents also had the option to purchase copies of these unique, childhood keepsakes.

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