A few weeks ago I received an email from our Media Tech inquiring if my class and others wanted to go to an assembly given by JON SCIESZKA on behalf of Whale of Tale Children's Book Shoppe. "OH MY GOSH, ARE YOU SERIOUS, HE IS ON MY MOUNT RUSHMORE OF CHILDREN'S AUTHORS, OH MY GOSH"....YES spilled across the replied email. This isn't the first time we have received this kind of cherry on top email either. Check out the time when I met Tom Angelberger. My love of literature has sprinkled into the minds of my students so I knew they wouldn't want to miss a chance.
Just in case you are unfamilar with Mr. Jon Scieszka he is author to the well known books of:
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Sticky Cheese Man, Cowboy and Octopus, Battle Bunny, Math Curse, Science Verse, and his newest series of Frank Einstein.
Mr. Scieszka is hilarous! The kids and teachers in the room were cracking up. My favorite story he told was about the picture day sweater. It reminded me of when my sister and I shared clothes. Did you know he was a teacher too!
4 lucky students who dressed up as MAD SCIENTISTS received this special pen.
Moments like today make really love the magic of READING. I love how books can make magic for all people. I love thinking about how many children will remember this day when they are my age and say, "Remember in 5th grade when Jon Scieszka came to our school?". I love moments that create memories.
Check out his books they are AWESOME.