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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 2011: Visits to Four 3rd Grade Classes!

In September 'll, at the invitation of my friend who is a third grade teacher here in Northern Virginia, I visited four third grade classes at her elementary school! I read Card Auntie's Wonderful Workshop aloud and answered the students' questions about writing and illustrating the story. I explained how I found card making and Operation Write Home while marketing my book. The children used OWH coloring sheets to write notes that will be mailed to U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote deployment areas. I really love the fact that my book helps introduce children to this kind of service activity!
I look forward to visiting more schools soon!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My visit with Willow Springs 2nd Graders

I had a wonderful visit today with Mrs. Frazier's 2nd grade class at Willow Springs Elementary here in Northern Virginia. My visit had a dual purpose: to read my children's book to them and to make letters for soldiers with them! They enjoyed my book and had fun with the Operation Write Home coloring pages. The children are so creative and here is one example: