I enjoy visiting schools, libraries and book stores. I offer a variety of programs for preschool-8th grade classes, based on the content of my books and on the craft of writing. I am happy to tailor a program to your classroom needs or specific curriculum.
Grades Pre-k - 2
Best Pumpkins Ever
“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” Henry David Thoreau said it best, but Micah in The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever, makes his own discovery about seeds and pumpkins and growing food for others. This workshop is full of fun food facts and seed science. I include a question period at the end. (45-60 minutes).
Grades K - 2
All Around Me I See...
Let's explore the wonderful diversity of Earth's animals and plants in my book All Around Me I See as we join the main character on a hike though varied landscapes and habitats. We'll discuss what is needed in order for creatures to survive and thrive in their habitat, and what might be threatening their homes. I include a question period at the end. (45-60 minutes).
Grades K - 1
Thesaurus Rex Has A Way With Words
Thesaurus Rex and some familiar dinosaur friends come to class ready to play a fun word game and then imagine and illustrate what might be Thesaurus Rex’s next adventure. (45 minutes).
How is baking a cake like writing a story? Well, there are ingredients for one (think: characters, plot, and structure). And a recipe (pacing, arc). Don’t forget flavor (genre, theme). How you put those ingredients together, in what amounts and in what order can make a cake (read story) a delicious success. Or a total flop. Get your aprons on and be ready to mess up the kitchen while we learn to become Cake Writers! (60 minutes).