Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I have been very slack in blogging! This will end NOW!!!
I love visiting schools and libraries and need to let you know the fabulous places I have been. I will be catching up my Google map and letting you know where I am going and where I have visited. I receive wonderful and enthusiastic notes from teachers and students and will start posting some students drawings. KEEP'EM COMING!!!!! Last year I spent 4 weeks in Katy, Texas. Wow, what an experience. Thanks Ginger, enjoy your Library Goddess retirement! I finished the summer library visits with " Make a Splash" at Martinsburg, West Virginia. Thanks Jane for the rock star treatment! It was a great season and am looking forward to this one!
I am headed off to Southeast Elementary in Meridian, Mississippi and am excited to share new drawings and to see and hear the outstanding ideas from the students! Blog you soon!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, I ventured down to Macon ,to visit Alexander II Elementary School. The schools mascot- Albert Einstein. I had lots of funny ideas to complement Mr. Einstein. Wow, what a fun day. The teachers , kids, parents and even the principal got in the act.They loved the "Cowbert Einstein" who invented Cowculus.This was my first visit to this school and it was unforgettable!
The word got around ,because these kids ,were fired up and ready to create some stories!This is a wonderful district and all of the schools ,teachers,media specialists and students I have worked with have been excited and ready to be inspired by the programs. I cannot say enough good things about this group. I always leave there feeling inspired myself.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I visited three wonderful schools this past week and I am in Houston, Texas this week-
Odenville Intermediate School in Odenville, Alabama-
I was supposed to do this school in December but we had to reschedule due to icy weather. The day I was there we had huge wind gusts and rain, it was wild! As I was entering the school , the teachers were wondering if I brought the weather with me from Atlanta. We all turned around to look outside and there was a beautiful rainbow. Mrs. Champagne (How could you forget her name!!) and Mr. Banks,the media specialists, were really fun and the students were ready to draw! It truly was a magical day at a great school!
West Jackson Primary in Braselton, Georgia-
The students had watched the video from my website and were ready! They even had a greeting committee for me when I arrived! We did tons of drawings and had a few favorites, too. Mrs.Cariel Lancaster, the media specialist, was a great help and made sure everyone had fun.
Greenbrier Middle School in Evans, Georgia-
This is my third year working with the 6th graders and it is always fun.The students had lots of ideas and were adding lots of story lines to their drawings. Mrs. Hyde loves to sit and draw with her students and she always makes me feel toadally at home at Greenbrier. ( a little pun thrown in)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I can’t believe it is almost Christmas! I worked with a great school last week, Timber Ridge Elementary. It is nice to be at a school that is near home. Mrs. Parks, the media specialist, has created a great space to read and learn. I loved this library! Bevin Newton was a wonderful parent helper! I had lunch with students both days and had lots of laughs. The students and I did lots of drawings, 2 drawing pads worth, which got left with the school to use. My favorite drawing those two days, a chicken called “Onion Wings”. All the teachers were drawing with me and I did a “Deer Goddess” for the principal, Dr. Doe. You might have to go to the principal’s office to see her drawing!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Waynesboro Primary on Monday in Waynesboro, Georgia. What a great mascot, a Panda Bear.It was a great day working with all the 2nd graders and the teachers, too. Miss Barbara was a trooper and helped keep it all flowing and even laughed at all my puns.The principal, Mr. Mitchell, kept stopping by and laughing . He must have enjoyed it because he invited me to a wonderful lunch in the cafeteria.
Pinecrest Elementary on Tuesday in Greenwood, South Carolina. The theme for this year is " Under Construction". They mean it, everyone had hard hats and at the end of the day the principal was using a backhoe. The students created time capsules to be buried. Cool, huh? The school had met their reading goals and this was their big day! The media specialist, Mrs. Ellenberg, was great!