with Bruce Van Patter 2007-2008 School Drawings

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What stories will this year produce?

I'm still so excited! I'm coming downt he home stretch in this school year. Last year, I topped 200 drawings for the year and as of mid-March, I already had bested that. What a banner year!

If you would like to use drawings like the ones below to inspire your students or children to write, check out my new collection of picture prompts! You'll get larger version of the art and worksheets for pre-writing exploration of the stories!

See drawings from other years:

2011

2010

2009

2007

2006

2005


Central Columbia Elementary, Bloomsburg, PA

L.B. Morris Elementary, Jim Thorpe, PA

Penn Kidder Elementary, Albrightsville, PA

Woodside Avenue School, Franklin Lakes, NJ

East Brook Elementary, Park Ridge, NJ

West Ridge Elementary, Park Ridge, NJ

Jacksonville Elementary, Phoenix, MD

Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater, NJ

Brooklake Elementary, Florham Park, NJ

Central Elementary, Warren, NJ

Valley Elementary, Jefferson, MD

Fernbrook Elementary, Randolph, NJ

Linden Elementary, Doylestown, PA

Three kindergarten stories




Mountain View Elementary, Kingsley, PA

Mountview Road School, Morris Plains, NJ

Ketler Elementary, Westwood, NJ

Stony Brook School, Branchburg, NJ

Harding Middle School, Philadelphia, PA

Schuylkill Elementary, Phoenixville, PA

Lack Tuscarora Elem., PA

Kelly Elementary, Lewisburg, PA

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Brecht Elementary, Lancaster, PA

Governor Mifflin Intermediate School, Shillington, PA
These are the very first drawings I've done being projected from my laptop in front of a live audience of kids.
Is this the future for my presentations? I don't know -- anything could happen.


Vienna Elementary, Vienna, VA


Fairview Elementary, Fairfax Station, VA

Fairhill Elementary, Fairfax, VA

Shady Grove Elementary, Ambler, PA
Riverside West Elementary, Scranton, PA

Lakeside Elementary, Honesdale, PA
Stourbridge Elementary, Honesdale, PA

Old York School, Branchburg, NJ
Salem Drive School, Whippany, NJ

A first grade story (fast drawings!)


Central Elementary, South Williamsport, PA
Oaks Elementary, Royersford, PA
Royersford Elementary, Royersford, PA

Limerick Elementary, Limerick, PA

A kindergarten story!


Jonestown Elementary, Jonestown, PA
Lickdale Elementary, Lickdale, PA
Wandell School, Saddle River, NJ
MacAfee Road School, Somerset, NJ
East Coventry Elementary, Pottstown, PA

Birdsboro Elementary, Birdsboro, PA

Brooke Elementary, Royersford, PA
David Leech Elementary, Leechburg, PA

A kindergarten story!

Bloomer Elementary, WI

Two kindergarten stories


New Auburn Elementary, WI

A kindergarten story!

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Pick the ingredients to stories and click through to see how I've started them. Then you finish the story!

Make a character out of some funny people I've drawn for you!
Let my headline maker create a headlline for your next story!
click on the images to go to the writing activities
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