Monday, September 26, 2011

Cider Mill School

Last week I spent time at Cider Mill School in Wilton, CT.

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students had all read The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis for their summer reading.

They've spent the first weeks of school discussing the book, making projects, playing Jeopardy and getting ready for my visit.

It was wonderful. I was greeted by lovely displays around the school.





I got to wear Starletta's butterfly wings.



I loved seeing all the projects the students had worked on.



The amazing Ellen Tuckner (aka Starletta) masterminded one of the best school visits of all time.



I signed a LOT of books.



They were well-used. I love that.



The students were enthusiastic, smart, friendly, polite and welcoming.



And check out this painting of Barbra Streisand drinking Yoohoo done by one of the teachers (Ms. Howell....so talented).




Thank you Mrs. Tuckner, Cider Mill students and Cider Mill PTA.
















5 comments:

Grier Jewell said...

Oh man, I love those wings. Starletta is tiny, but she sure has a BIG personality.

Lila said...

I love your book How to Steal a Dog it is so awesome!
where did you get the name Mookie for your book I've heard that you got a pharse by your freind's grandfather did yopu get any other phrases from him?
please wright back
Lila :)

Barbara O'Connor said...

Thank you, Lila! Mookie was a real person I met down South.

Mary Lee said...

Nice mosaic! ;-)

Barbara O'Connor said...

Thanks! I had a little help from one of my genius friends. :-)