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Look at that RAINBOW!
AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR SCHOOL VISIT
There is an amazing and supportive network of Kindergarten bloggers who teach me so much. I'm so grateful that they allow me to be their mascot. I am so motivated to go to their classrooms and visit. Yesterday I was fortunate to make my way to the school of Nancy Messenger and Heidi Feskanin.
They had a GRAND reception awaiting my arrival. Heidi's class had launched their year by using my picture book, "You're Wonderful" and had this HUMONGOUS bulletin board above their windows for the entire school year. How appropriate that I got to come and visit and they were able to share their amazing classroom creations with me, just before their Kindergarten Graduation.
Look closely above, their rainbow is made out of colorful hearts.
|"I think you're wonderful" I am wonderful.|
Take a look at just a few of the 'mosaics' that were created in response to my book. This is a PERFECT blend of fine motor activity coupled with early literacy! Wonderful and marvelous are vocabulary words from the text of my song and book..... LUV LUV LUV all of these other favorite descriptive words!
Here's a view from across the classroom, to see just how GIGANTIC this bulletin board really is!!! We're talking super-duper, gynormous, over-sized, incredible HUMONOGO! It literally goes from wall-to-wall! What a great backdrop for an amazing year!
The song version in Mp3 format is now in digital form at our
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While we're in Heidi's room, let's take a quick peek around to see some of the other kinder highlights.
Here's their Chicka-Chicka-Tree!
I had an earlier RoundUP of Trees in the classroom.
Their word wall.
Here's an earlier RoundUP of Word Walls.
Their teacher appreciation quilt!!!!
And here's a RoundUP of Quilts in the Classroom.
Now, here's the three of us together.
Left to right: Happy Heidi, Marvelous-MOI, and Nifty-Nancy!
We're standing in front of their collaboration for my newest picture book,
"Red, White and Blue."
I'll share some close-ups of the art amidst the stars and stripes in my next post. The pencil drawn designs are incredible!
As always, I'm so grateful for your pin -- that's how people find me!
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This article was added to Deanne Davis Back to School Linky for picture books.