Caldwell Middle School Residency Day 5 – Friday, January 11, 2013

 Friends:Friday, January 11, 2013 was day five and the final day of my residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.It was such a fun day. All of the stories that the students wrote in their teams were shared in class. I gave out awards […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 3 – Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  Friends:   Today was day three of my writing residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council. The students were given a rubric to follow. Each story was required to have:   * A beginning, middle and end * Interesting characters * Dialogue * […] Read More

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Klein ISD, Texas Tour – October 21-26, 2012

Friends: This past week, I toured in Klein ISD in Houston, Texas. I had a great time in five different schools. On Monday, I visited Lemm elementary. Linda Viehe was my host and is the school’s librarian. The students were so much fun! On Tuesday, I visited Middlestadt Elementary. Rachel Bullen is the school librarian. […] Read More

Categories: Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Halloween, Librarians, Library, Performance, School, School Visit, Stories, story time, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built
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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

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Louisiana Children’s Museum Signing – June 2, 2012

Friends: On June 2, 2012, I was one of the authors featured at the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s new Talk and Play Literacy Center. It is built to resemble a Louisiana swamp, complete with a Cajun cottage. There is a stage for kids to dress up and act out stories. (Little Red Riding Hood courtesy of […] Read More

Categories: Literacy, Performance, Storytelling
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Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading – May 19, 2012

Friends: Last month, I was honored to be part of the esteemed Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading. I flew to Knoxville straight from my daughter, Soleil’s college graduation. I was excited to see my friends, Dan Yaccarino and David Ezra Stein, who were both 2011 Picture Book Month Champions. In addition, I met the incredibly […] Read More

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Jump, Jiggle & Jam at Norco Elementary – Friday, January 16, 2009

Friends: Today, I performed my “Jump, Jiggle & Jam” show at Norco K-3 Elementary for 350 students. It was literacy week and the students and teachers were dressed in their favorite character costumes. Look at this lovely ballerina… I began the show with my “Jump, Jiggle & Jam” intro song. Two helpers, Joseph (the bee) […] Read More

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Dianne Performs “Scared Silly” at Kerner Elementary – Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friends: Today I had the pleasure of performing “Scared Silly” to celebrate Halloween at Kerner Elementary in Lafitte, Louisiana. I saw the entire school – K-6 grades in two performances. The first performance was for grades K-3. The students were so enthusiastic and participatory. They were absolutely wonderful and perfectly behaved. Following my show, I […] Read More

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Scared Silly at the St. Bernard Parish Library – Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friends: Yesterday, I had a “Scared Silly” show at the Council for Aging in Chalmette sponsored by the St. Bernard Parish Library. It was a full, fun crowd. Eliana came with me and dressed in costume as a witch. Here is Eliana posing for pictures with a fan. Too cute! I told “The House that […] Read More

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Performing at the Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair – Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Friends: Today, I had a wonderful time performing at the 3rd Annual Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair in Amite, Louisiana. I performed my “Jambalaya” program (of Louisiana stories) for approximately 2,000 students in three shows! The students were bussed in from neighboring schools. Here is a picture of the students filing in for my performance. The […] Read More

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