It was a thrill for our young learners to meet a real author and for many to purchase an autographed book by Melissa. All classes read a few of Melissa's books prior to the visit. First graders in Mrs. Paget and Mrs. Ravinski classes made welcome posters which were hung around the school. Mrs. Teany's kindergarten students each created a poster about one of Melissa's books. It was a thrill for sure when she looked at each drawing and made comments about them. She loved the posters so much she took them home one night to show her husband!
Here is a very short video showcasing the kindergarteners posters. Enjoy!
Here are a few photos from the visit:
|Even our Preschoolers had a session with Melissa Stewart!|
|Looking at each and every poster made by students|
|Autographing a student's book|
|First graders with a few of their welcome posters|
Update May 1, 2016: Melissa Stewart was awarded the New England SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Crystal Kite Award for her
book Feathers Are Not Just For Flying.
Congratulations, Melissa! Our students will be very excited to hear this news.