Schools and Libraries
June 10, 2014
After weeks of preparation, students in the Long Beach School District's Lido School invited their families to celebrate Authors and Artists Night. Each classroom in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade picked a different author to read and discuss. As the culminating activity of their author study, they created displays with original illustrations and writing projects that highlighted what was memorable to them about each author. The hallways were lined with these colorful displays focusing on the works of Maya Angelou, Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, Kevin Henkes, Ezra Jack Keats, Patricia Polacco, Dr. Seuss and other beloved children's authors.
Local artist and author Kara Stobe, creator of the "Love What You Boo" book series, was the special guest presenter. She volunteered her time to run workshops in which children created their own "Books of Boo," celebrating their unique creativity.