I spent the day at Farragut Primary in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 19th, 2012.
With over one thousand Kindergarten through 2nd grade students at this school, the librarian and teachers did an outstanding job sharing my stories with all the children prior to our visit.
We needed a very large space to accommodate five classes at a time (~150 students), so we set up in the school’s gym.
8:00-8:30 (Kindergarten) 5 classes
8:40 – 9:10 (Kindergarten) 5 classes
9:20 – 9:50 (Kindergarten, 1st grade) 5 classes
10 – 10:30 (1st , 2nd grades) 5 classes
10:40 – 11:10 (1st grade) 5 classes
11:20 – 11:50 (1st , 2nd grades) 5 classes
Lunch Noon – 1 PM
1:10 – 1:40 (2nd grade) 4 classes
1:50 – 2:20 (1st , 2nd grades) 6 classes
My program is designed to inspire children to create their own picture books. Generally kids make their own book after my visit, but at Farragut Primary two sisters combined their talents to create their own book prior to my arrival.
The author, Abigail King (2nd grade), said that my book, Polliwog, inspired her story entitled, Lilly Pad the Tadpole. Her sister, Jessica King, illustrated their story.
Many thanks to the King sisters and Abigail’s teacher, Ms. Wheeler, for giving me this imaginitive story. I’m glad Lilly Pad learned to swim!
Read Abigail’s book, Lilly Pad the Tadpole (PDF).