Remember earlier in the week when I was excited about a visit from Jerry Pallotta? Well, the visit was awesome!
This was by far the best author's visit I've ever experienced. He was engaging, informative and just down-right funny.
He had the kids in stitches :)
Here are a few pictures from the visit. He started by reading us this book: A Giraffe Did One. As he was reading us this book, he explained how he went through several editing phases to get the book "just right". Do you want to know what a giraffe did? :)
He called several students on stage throughout the program and either dressed them up, or had them transform into different animals:
I was even transformed into a shark:
It was a fantastic visit! He had us laughing all day long. After he presented to our students at three different assemblies, he even took a hour to just talk to the teachers. He was so full of ideas about how to incorporate his books into our curriculum and into our writing programs. His first books were ABC books and that model can be used for so many writing projects throughout the school year. For example, our science and social studies classes just wrote ABC books about the American Revolution. We have all thoroughly enjoyed reading what the students have learned about the American Revolution :)
I bought a few books to share with you (and some for myself, of course!) I had him sign three copies so that I could give them away to you, my faithful followers!
The books I have are
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