Mrs. Singh from LE Takoda was our first teacher Guest Reader to read to the children in Casa 4. The children enjoyed listening to the book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”, so much they convinced her to read another book, “Green Eggs and Ham”. We like to extend special thanks to Mrs. Singh for taking the time to read to our class!
Casa 4 together with Casa 3 met Canadian Author Ted Staunton. Of all the Canadian authors the children met today, Ted Staunton was by far the most entertaining! He entertained the children with an interactive song “Little Liza Jane”, while he played his banjo. He then went on to read his book “Puddleman” the first of several books he has written. It was about a boy named Michael, mud and peanut butter. He used props and changed his voice for many of the characters in his book. He chose our very own Alexander to be Puddleman pretending to be Michael, wearing a hat as a disguise.
Richard Scrimger chose to instruct the children on how to write an entertaining book or story of their own instead of reading one of his books to them. With the help of the children he improvised and made up a story. He wanted to help the children understand that all an interesting plot requires is an element of surprise; something that builds tension during the story; and an ending where good overcomes evil–someone who just happens to comes along who saves the day.
This afternoon Casa 4 met Natasha Deen, an author who writes mystery novels. Natasha chose to read a book which would be of interest to children at the Casa level, from our school library, called “Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe”. She explained that she chose that specific book because she is from Alberta and scientists have discovered many dinosaur bones in Alberta.