Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 2 – Friday, December 7, 2012

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On Friday, I visited Bissonnet Plaza Elementary School for the second day of my artist residency. I visit the school every year and I just love it. My first class was Ms. Mora’s fourth grade students. Using my upcoming book, The Little “Read” Hen, I teach them the elements of writing from brainstorming to editing to proofing. Then we play a writing game where they receive two animal characters and situation. Working in groups, they create a story.




It’s so rewarding to see them get excited about story writing. Next, I visited Ms. Lambert’s third grade class. I had a shorter amount of time in this class so I shared my story, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, and they created Dinosaur Mardi Gras Mardi Gras masks. I also showed them my new iOS app called “Rockin’ Three Billy Goats.”




After lunch, I visited Ms. Mora’s class again. This time, it was a different group of students. Again, I shared the steps of writing using my book, The Little “Read” Hen, and played the writing game with them. They were such a wonderful group of students and had so many fun ideas for their stories!




My next class was Ms. Kreidt’s third grade class. I share the story of The Little “Read” Hen and, Since our time was shorter, we worked on a class story. They came up with a super fun idea of a superhero camel rescuing a giraffe’s friend who was kidnapped. LOL I’ve never seen boys so excited about writing a story! So awesome!




One of the students, DeKeyes, drew me a robot superhero. Very talented!




My last class of the day was Ms. Chieffo’s second grade class. I shared my stories, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear and Dinosaur Mardi Gras. Then, they made their dinosaur Mardi Gras masks. So adorable!




It was an awesome day at Bissonnet!


Until next time…


Warmly, Dianne