Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LA's BEST YOUNG AUTHORS at Bushnell Way School

Yesterday I spoke to a lively group of young authors at Bushnell Way Elementary School in Los Angeles as part of the LA's Best author visit program.  The students and staff made me feel welcome with banners and a beautiful bouquet of roses for me to take home.  During the first part of the hour we talked about writing, measured wingspans (two students wingspans equal that of bald eagle), sang the Wiggle and Waggle song, after which I showed my slides. A favorite part for many of the students was feeling my 14-million year old fossil megalodon tooth.  The students then shared their writing projects that they have been working on since the beginning of the school year. Finally, while the students colored their own Wiggle and Waggle pictures, I read the first chapter of the book. Altogether, it was a rewarding visit for all!

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