Ms. Look was set up in the school library for the day. My class happened to have library at 12:00, during Lenore's lunch break. She started chatted with my friends and next thing she starts tweeting with them about her visit to Jaworek School. I came to pick them up at 12:30 and got to meet her. This is where the story gets exciting....."Mrs. Hall, what are you doing at 2:15? I could not possibly leave this school without giving my presentation to such an enthusiastic group of kids." Before I could respond, my kids all said "SNACK...please come down to Room 210." (so much for reading about the culture of Canada)
Lenore offered to do an extra presentation...WOW!
Lenore had my children bring their writer's notebook to the rug and had them take notes on "How to Keep a Writer's Notebook." This adorable author showed her many notebooks and ways that she uses them. Here are some of my students' notes.
At the end of our time, Lenore quickly showed them how to use Shakespearean Cursing. Something that happens in the Alvin Ho books. We compiled a list of adjectives using animals/body parts, compound adjectives and nouns. Lenore had a "Cheat Sheet" from Shakespeare but had the kids add their own. The way to use it are written below in a student notebook. An example would be...Mrs. Hall, thou art a sheepish fat-kidneyed hedge pig. My kids loved it...what a great way to use some new vocabulary. You could even do the opposite and use compliments. (Lenore got the idea from her daughter's third grade teacher)
Our school day ended and so did our fun. Lenore Look signed my books and posed for a class picture.
Thank-you Lenore Look and you have become our favorite author!!!
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