The students at Jefferys Grove Elementary really impressed me today. They were such wonderful listeners who were eager to meet a real author! I loved this school for MANY reasons.
The Media Consultant spent a great deal of time preparing the students for my visit. She spent a few weeks talking to them about being an author, what it means to be an author and the author they will meet. A lot of the students even had my book before the visit, they were really prepared.
She even helped the kids generate questions for the visit, this part is key for any school. Learning the 5 W’s and 1 H of questions is a very important lesson, yes, some students will ask you a question that sounds much like a statement.
“I have a brother.”
By focusing on the W’s and H questions, they will come prepared. In return, I had a lot of great questions asked about the book. They were eager to know what my favorite book was, where I went to school, why I love to write, the difficulty of writing and how long it took to write the book. I was blown away and wildly impressed.
In the other side, kids are very honest. So honest in fact that one sweet little girl said, “You look a whole lot younger in the picture on your book than you do right now.”
This only brought about a lot of laughter from me. By the way, does anyone have any anti-aging tips??