12 Mar 2015

Visiting Authors: Week One is a SMASHING Success!

Our community of readers has been BUZZING with excitement this week! What an amazing start to our visiting authors celebration for 2015! 

Linda Sue Park and John Coy have thrilled our students from K1 right up through Middle School, as well as our teachers and parents.

Highlights from the week include the ES Assembly kick-off on Sunday, hosted by student council and the library, and our Talk Tuesday session with more than 80 parents. 

Our small group sessions with Linda Sue Park have been mesmerizing. Linda Sue dug in deep with our students in Grades 3-5 discussing A Long Walk to Water. Linda Sue brought Salva's journey to life with unforgettable images and anecdotes.

John Coy worked closely with our younger grades in workshops getting our students excited about writing their own stories. His message is clear, "You are never done as a writer!" We also had a turn out of more than 40 students for John Coy's after school basketball poetry session on Tuesday.

Don't miss the after school storytelling session with Linda Sue Park on Tuesday, March 17 from 3:15-4:00pm in the ES Library.

We can't wait for week two for more opportunities to work with these two inspiring authors.

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