Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 5 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friends: Wednesday, December 12, was my last day at Bissonnet Plaza Elementary. It was a weeklong residency and I had an amazing time. My first class was Ms. Roos’ first grade class. I shared my book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, and they made the cute T-Rex Mardi Gras masks. Adorable! My next class was Ms. Finley’s […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Literacy, Reading, School Visit, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, writing

Bissonet Plaza Elementary Artist Residency Day 4 – December 10, 2012

Friends: Today was my fourth day at Bissonnet Plaza Elementary. My first visit was actually an assembly program for pre-K and kindergarten classes. It was held in the cafeteria and the students and I had so much fun. I performed Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, and “Bandana Man.” The little […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, writing

Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 3 – Monday, December 10, 2012

Friends:   On Monday, my first class was Ms. Duhe’s first grade class. I was right in the middle of telling my story, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, When the fire alarm went off. We all had to evacuate the classroom. Fortunately, it was only a drill so we were all able to […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Books, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Language Arts, Literacy, Reading, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, writing

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

  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 […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Books, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Reading, School, School Visit, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, writing

Bissonet Plaza Elementary 2012 Residency Day 1 – Wednesday, December 6, 2012

  Friends:   Today was the first day of my annual artist residency visit to Bissonnet Plaza Elementary school. I will be at the school for five days, teaching the steps of writing to third through fifth grades, and sharing stories and a craft with the lower grades. My first visit was to Ms. Morrow’s […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Folktales, School, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, writing

Sacred Heart Elementary Author Visit – Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends: Last week, on Friday, I did an author visit at Academy of our Sacred Heart school in New Orleans. I saw pre-K through fourth grades and had so much fun with them! Even the itty-bitties stayed still for my stories! There was a lot of fun audience participation. I told a variety of my […] Read More

Categories: Author, Catholic, Children’s Books, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Show, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Mama’s Bayou, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Performance, Reading, School, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built

Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas – May 22, 2012

Friends: On May 22, 2012, I headed to Dallas, Texas. It was a two-part visit. I was staying with my friend, Shannon Spake, a high school friend and also visiting Ben Milam School in Wichita Falls. The first thing I did with Shannon and her son, Hayden, was eat at In-N-Out, which we do not […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built

Athens, TN School Visits – May 21, 2012

Friends: I just LOVE doing school visits! I had the pleasure and honor of visiting two schools in Athens, Tennessee last month. The cool thing is that this is my second visit to these schools in two years! The first school I visited was Westside Elementary School. My host was school librarian, Beth Jackson. I […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, School Visit, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato