Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Penny Parker Klostermann: There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight


Author Penny Parker Klostermann oh-so-kindly visited our school last fall.
I spent the week before her visit reading her book to my students and talking about the story.
 








It took her quite a while to autograph the books.


Then she spoke to a rapt group of 700 PreK-2nd grade students.


She brought lots of props.


A group of students acted out the story.


Klostermann shared what might happen if the dragon visited our school.


Two second graders were selected to ask questions.


Klostermann, my library assistant, and me


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20 comments:

  1. Fab picture of the kids so focused on her talk, and I loved the picture of the dragon swallowing the bus! Fun day out ...

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  2. Wow...great book I believe. Look at all those kids impatiently waiting for the story :)

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  3. What a great event! Special occasions like this author visit will surely inspire more children to read. Your photo of the children's faces says it all.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features my grandmother.

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  4. What a great experience, and the kids look so engrossed. Nothing grabs a kid's attention more than those "props" and the opportunity to participate.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. You are right. In addition to being a great author, Klostermann is also a former educator. She had a well-designed program.

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  5. Deb,
    Thanks so much for blogging about my visit. My day in Alvin ISD was incredibly fun and enjoyable. All of the schools were so welcoming and the students were a joy. Sharing my book was a treat! Thanks, again!

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  6. What a great event. Library time is so special!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this event with us. I like the way you did it with both pictures and words. I like events like this that help children become excited about books.

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    1. If the only thing I do in my last years is to help kids become excited about books then I will be happy.

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  8. You have such a neat job, and you are great at it!

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  9. The children look completely riveted.

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  10. Very engaging event, children look so interested in the happenings.
    I like their look of concentration in the third pic.
    Happy WW!

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  11. Wow...what a great event! My kids have read that book and loved it!

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