My friend, Lori Hahm, asked me to come to her school, Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School at Illinois State University. I went there on November 12th and read to the kindergarten, first and second grade classes, as well as the fifth grade class for deaf and hard of hearing students. I had a fabulous time!! They started the day off with an all school assembly - something they do on a regular basis. Lori introduced me there and I got a very warm welcome.
When I went into the library, I found this banner the students made.
The librarians have a tradition of having the author hide, the children do a chant and then the author pops out - it was a riot! We did that before each group reading. Everyone at the school made me feel so special and welcome - I really appreciated that! What a wonderful school! Here are some pictures of the event.