Children's Books: News, Views, Projects and Activities
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
CUT PAPER ANIMALS at Crocker Highlands School
Last Friday I had a terrific author visit at Crocker Highlands Elementary School in Oakland, California. When I arrived I found the library bulletin boards decorated with a host of cut-out animals inspired by my books–moose, eagles, walruses, zebras, pandas (which were displayed with branches of bamboo) wombats, koalas and a whole fleet of swimming platypuses.
In the morning I spoke to three groups of enthusiastic students. In the afternoon I visited a third grade class and we did the animal pyramid poem project. I thank librarian Lisa Hobbs for doing a great job organizing the day and making sure that everything ran smoothly. It was a special treat for me to visit Crocker Highlands because it is the neighborhood school where I live part-time in Oakland and several of the students in the audience were children that I know.