See how Auburn (MI) Elementary School celebrated National Punctuation Day
Copy-editing students of Jan Leach, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Director, Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, Kent State University. Jan made cupcakes and the class shaped them into an exclamation point and a question mark and put those between quotation marks. “We had fun, and it was a good way to drive home lessons on the importance of punctuation in journalistic editing,” says Jan.
I’m the managing editor at a children’s book publishing house, and our office celebrated National Punctuation Day today with these cupcakes. (Meatloaf isn’t really an office-sharing kind of food.) Thought you might get a kick out of it — we sure did! Thanks for a charming opportunity to recognize our intrepid little marks.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Walker Books for Young Readers
Skye, a student at Bailey Middle School in Pensacola, FL, won a free National Punctuation Day T-shirt for being the first to cook a Punctuation Meat Loaf! Skye’s language arts teacher, Karen McVay, celebrated NPD with her students by visiting the NPD Web site, where they listened to the Punctuation Rap and read the signs with mistakes posted in the photo section.
We at the Talbert Academy (student population: 1) took a normally “off-day” in schooling to celebrate and learn about punctuation yesterday. And being homeschoolers, we “punctuated” the day (pun intended) with the Official NPD meal — meatloaf. Thanks for making this campaign fun and educational at the same time. For us, homeschooling is a path to a better and more personalized education, and I want to make sure that we cover the important things for good communication. — Sent by Sue Talbert, Dexter, MI.