Visiting Author/Illustrators

Last month were very lucky to have not one, but two author/illustrators work with our students from kindergarten through grade five. Husband and wife team, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page shared their story about how they started to make children’s books at assemblies in the theatre.

Following that they had the opportunity to work with the students in the art studios. They shared their collage techniques. Then the kids had the opportunity to create their own collages. Each grade level had a different theme. Grade five students invented their own animals with strange adaptations that would allow them to survive on another planet. Grade four students illustrated the drama between predators and prey, focusing on animals that are native to Singapore. Grade three students learned about critical habitats and how the loss of habitats endanger some very vulnerable animals.

We learned a lot. We were inspired. We had fun.

Quality Time With Eric Rohmann

Thank you to the PTA who brought in the author/illustrators over the past few weeks. It was great getting to work with them at the iCreate conference. I loved having Eric Rohmann in my classroom. Eric worked  with all of the students from K to grade 5. It has been kind of lonely without him here this week.

A Visit From Rosemary Wells

On Tuesday, we were very lucky to have author and illustrator Rosemary Wells in my class. ¬† The kids were excited to meet and the creator of the lovable Max and Ruby series. She talked to the kids about what it is like to be a working artist and the process involved in creating one of her well loved books. She also gave the students some tips on how to care for and use a paintbrush properly. After giving a quick lesson, students got to ask lots of great questions. Her best piece of advice, “Don’t concern yourself with trying to be famous or rich, find something you love and do it!”