Just got back from three days being immersed in my favorite thing: children's literature.
After speaking to education students at the University of Richmond, I headed to St. Christopher's School to speak to the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
|(l to r) Librarian Lucinda Whitehurst, me, Librarian Laura Sabo|
|(l to r) 5th grade student (and reader/writer extraodinaire) Lois Sabo, me, Librarian Laura Sabo|
In the library was a terrific display of some projects the students had done for The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis. They were required to use specific materials to create a free-standing figure to represent a character. There had to be on moveable part that helped show the character traits or interests. Here are a few of them:
The next day I headed to The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg to speak at an amazing conference for teachers and reading specialists: The Joy of Children's Literature.
It was organized by the amazing Dr. Denise Johnson, Professor and Director of the Literacy Leadership Program. Denise and I met at a conference a number of years ago and quickly became friends who share the same passion for children's literature.
|Denise Johnson (left) and me|