I was lucky enough to spend four days in a wonderful local school (fab teachers), spending time with all grade levels and talking about books, writing, illustration, environments, habitats, ecosystems etc as they connected with my books. We also talked about enriching language and choosing strong words for our stories.
Freewriting was a hit, known to some students, less so to others, but I’m hoping their freewriting will lead to some new stories, whether fiction or narrative non fiction. Meanwhile the students were also creating some wonderful art.
Here is a small sample of their wonderful work. These were from Year One students!