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Thursday, April 1, 2010

My First School Visit

I have scheduled my first school visit as an author. One of my manuscripts was accepted for publication! (April Fools!) But I really am doing a "school visit." I work part-time as a math tutor at an elementary school. I have 5 classes I visit each day. The teacher of the second grade class I go to has asked me to teach another lesson. (My first was about Christmas customs of Hawaii. I did a power point and we made leis, too.) So, I'm going to read my story to the class after doing a What-If Game activity. Then we'll review the book and talk about the writing process and how much time it takes to write a book. And finally, I am going to let them illustrate it. Then I'll laminate the pages and have it bound and give it to their teacher as a gift. It will be fun to see how the real illustrator does it once accepted for publication, which could easily take another year or two. Hopefully these second graders will still be in elementary school. The date of my event is Tuesday April 13. The cost is free - duh! Looking forward to this exciting adventure. I love to teach. But I especially love to teach about reading and writing! Wish me luck!

2 comments:

  1. Christie, that's fantastic, and I love the idea of allowing the children to illustrate! Let us know how it goes.

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