Welcome to Thomas Dale High School?
It’s odd that I like high school visits as much as I do – especially since I loathed my own experience. But what can I say? I run into hilarious librarians, teachers who dream up good projects, and (most importantly) amazing young people all over the place.
Here’s some proof. These are some shots I took today of my shared day at Thomas Dale High School and Meadowbrook High School, both in the Richmond area.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass re-written as a picture book by TD high school students! Great way to study impact of audience on writing style…
Don’t be fooled. They aren’t mild mannered librarians…
…they are zombie lovin’ biblio-freaks
A truck loaded with an English teacher’s requested titles at Meadowbrook HS. So many diverse voices!
Winnie the Pooh recycled into a new art form at Meadowbrook
Loved the inky black on this one…
The library team at Meadowbrook HS.
Back to DC, one of my favorite cities, this time thanks to An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation which gives Title 1 schools in the District access to books and authors. (Feeling charitable this season? They make an excellent choice for your philanthropy.) So, it’s second graders and eighth graders for me today. I think we’ll make our own “Tía Isa” cars out of foam with the younger ones, since this gives me a chance to channel my inner craft geek. (I can’t help it. I love office supplies and the smell of Elmers Glue). Thrilled also to start a new Hope Tree in the DC area with the older guys.
Raymond Education Center, here I come!
What color would your car be? Where would you want your car to take you?