Mr. Reischer and I had a perfect Skype meeting with the incomparable Sarah Weeks this afternoon. I have been a fan of hers since I read "Oggie Cooder" back in 2009! I have lead multiple book groups with several of her books, including "Oggie" and "Pie." I finally met her at the NYLA-SSL conference last month and we just clicked! After today, it's even better! Mr. Reischer loved her, too! Hooray! We are planning a year long build up of events and projects based on Sarah's books, with special appearances by Sarah from time to time. When she visits in May I guarantee you I will be calling my red carpet people! Of course, there will be lots of other fabulous surprises, too! You just wait!
I'm sure this was a great meeting for Sarah, too. But her day was incredibly fabulous, not because of a couple of teachers from upstate NY but because they announced who would be starring in the film version of her book, "So B. It" Check it out--Talitha Bateman and Alfre Woodard! This was just made public a few hours ago. WOW! It's looking like we ONLY host RED CARPET folks at Castleton Elementary now.
It was a Sarah Weeks kind of day for me all around, though. For one 4th grade class, Ms. Malone and I began talking about character traits. I read Sarah's book, "Woof: A Love Story" and the students had to come up with character traits for the protagonist, who happens to be a dog. The lesson went really well and I was so happy to be able to share a Sarah book!
We are all about @AuthorWeeks these days! Look! 4th graders learned about character traits using "Woof A Love Story" pic.twitter.com/2TE388nlsH— Ms.Rattner (@C_ESLibrary) May 28, 2015