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.

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