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


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Friends:

 

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.

 

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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.”

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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

 

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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!

 

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It was an awesome day at Bissonnet!

 

Until next time…

 

Warmly, Dianne