Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Photos from my elementary school visit

I had so much fun at my school visit a couple of weeks ago.

I took the kindergartners, first, second and third graders on an Imagination Safari, and Little Chimp from my picture book LITTLE CHIMP'S BIG DAY helped us find writing secrets in the jungle.

Here's a picture of me in my safari hat. (Behind me is my Powerpoint presentation that brought the safari to life for the students)

For the fourth, fifth and sixth graders, we talked about how writing is similar to baking cupcakes and I went over the "essential ingredients" necessary to make the students' writing simply delicious!! For that presentation, I wore my cute cupcake apron!

We gave away signed posters to some of the lucky students.

Over three lunch periods, eager readers and writers were selected by their teachers to come and have lunch with me. I made my way around the tables and gave them signed bookmarks and tried to answer all of their questions.

Such a fun day! Thank you Oregon Trail Elementary School students and staff for having me!


  1. Looks like so much fun--very cool the way you seem to make the writing "come alive" for the kids!

  2. Oh, that must have been so much fun!

  3. This looks like such a great visit! Love the change in outfits for the different grade levels.