Monday, November 15, 2010

School Visit at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School

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.


  1. What great pics and sounds like a great school visit! What a cool tradition to chant the author's name til they pop out! Love it!

  2. Thanks, Kelly! The staff and students were all awesome - you can tell it's a great place to work and attend school!

  3. This is awesome, Lori! I have bought your book for all my young nieces and for the preschool where I work and for my son's teacher. They all think your book is great! As do my kids (and me, of course)!

  4. Thanks so much, Suzanne!! I think you're single handedly keeping my book in print :-)

    What's happening with your writing?