School Visit: Troy, IL

Happy Read Across America Week! To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year, I spent the day visiting the Dewey Street Campus School in Troy, IL. It’s a 3rd-5th grade school full of kids who love books. Lucky me. I drove over from St. Louis in time to meet the WORMS for breakfast & talk about books before school. WORMS is a group of 3rd & 4th graders that gets together before school to read for half an hour once or twice a week. They study different authors and this week they were reading my books. When I asked if they had any questions, about 40 hands went up. It’s great to work with kids who are so excited about reading. If I was in 3rd grade, I would have loved to be a WORM. When school started, the students had prepared a special presentation that included poetry, songs, and a game of jeopardy with questions from my books. It was great! Then I spoke with each grade individually and signed books at the end of the day. It’s wonderful to work with kids who are so motivated to write and draw. Thanks, Dewey Street Campus!

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