This past week at school is always one of my very favorites! We dedicate a week to celebrating authors and illustrators, including the ones in our very own classrooms!
Our week kicked off on Monday with a visit from Mike Thaler, author of the Black Lagoon series of books. His wisdom and wit were so engaging to the children! He is still writing and visiting schools at an age that many of us might be thinking about retiring. In case you are interested in finding out more about him or purchasing his books for your own classroom library, here are a few links for your convenience...
My daughter was so excited about her own signed copy of "Bible Knock Knock Jokes from the Back Pew."
Fun author and illustrator-based fun continued throughout the week! Wednesday was a day inspired by Amelia Bedelia and her misunderstanding of idioms. Here is my own little one--ready for school wearing a "boatneck" collar and her hair in a "ponytail!" LOL
Other hilarious costumes included ball gowns (beach balls attached to princess dresses), children "made of money" (covered in paper money from head to toe), etc.
Friday is my FAVORITE day of all, however, because that is the day that parents are invited in to see their own children's writing portfolios and to share in reading and writing activities throughout the school. My mom came as Sadie's special guest, so we couldn't resist a selfie...
It was such a blessing to see the school buzzing with moms, dads, and children celebrating their written pieces together!!! I hope these ideas inspire you to cultivate a love of books, authors, illustrators, and sharing in your own classroom! Have a wonderful week! Shannon :-)