Thursday, June 15, 2017

School visit, Slingerland NY!

Here is another school visit I did, all the way back in April! This one was in Slingerlands, NY where they did a One Book, One School Read (my favorite thing!) of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:


Why do I love visiting schools that do this so much? Well, because the kids there are so awesome:


Of course, they are taught to be so awesome by their amazing teachers and librarians who take my little book and turn it into a school-wide opportunity for learning and community building.

For example, they used the idea of the red thread and had students draw who they were connected to:



They even had a red thread  wrap on all the walls of the school to show everyone was connected...with the red thread ended at a mountain, of course.


And this is the first time I've ever seen a class use my TEDx Talk as part of their lesson curriculum. Kids reflected on which parts of the books were like a window and which parts were like a mirror:




As well as pinpointing and illustrating the figurative language in the book:

 




Oh, and there were also goldfish swimming in the halls:


And, after the visit,  I received this:


Did I mention how the kids were so awesome? Thanks so much, Slingerlands!


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