I had three awesome school visits in February, and each one was a pleasure. But I’m going to share a few pictures from the last one, which was at Rogers Elementary School in Rogers, Minnesota.
Holly Dragisich, the media specialist and school librarian, organized my three-day visit. The unusual thing was that this visit was planned almost a year in advance, and my books were used throughout the school year last year and this year to help students prepare for my visit. During that time, students made science projects, art projects, writing projects… It was amazing! Here are a few pictures.
Right as I entered the school, I was greeted by a huge mural, created by a parent volunteer, Nicole Spencer Good. In this stunning display, she was able to working elements from so many of my books. She was inspired by the beautiful art created by these picture book illustrators, and it was so fun to see them represented in one place, with all the characters coming together. Can you spot all the different elements from my books?
Not only was the reading love evident, but the entire school had a culture of kindness. It was demonstrated by the students and staff, and it was celebrated with many signs and sayings on the walls. I love seeing kindness being made a focus in schools. Thank you, Holly, Roxanne, Rogers Elementary staff and parents, and all you young readers and writers. You ROCK!