I recently had the honor of visiting The Masters School in West Simsbury, CT.
What a great day!
It started out by waking up in a canopy bed! How cool is that?
Then I walked in the door and was greeted with an amazing display all the way down the hall: felt banners representing scenes from How to Steal a Dog!
The students had done so many creative and interesting projects using my books.
The fourth graders wrote in their journals from the perspective of some of the minor characters in the book, like Georgina's friend and her teacher. I was impressed by how they were able to see the same story through different eyes.
The fifth graders drew their own versions of the covers of some of my books. Again, a great way to think about the books and what the students saw as some of the more important story elements that could be highlighted.
The third graders made these lovely welcoming cards for me.
And the sixth graders had so many thoughtful and intelligent questions for me about my books.
One student made this awesome poster of Willy on some cool foam material.
And another student made a How to Steal a Dog Easter egg!!! Here it is on my Easter Egg tree.
And here it is up close.
And the day would not have been complete without this mummified chicken.
Thank you, Masters School, for such a lovely and memorable day.