An embarrassment of riches! We have another phenomenal author visit on the horizon: Newbery Winner Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, famous for the masterpiece Last Stop on Market Street, are coming to Stone on the morning of Monday, October 15th to speak to 2nd and 3rd grade classes about their new book, Carmela Full of Wishes! We are having a wonderful time in preparation studying the author's work and themes, exploring, discovering and emulating the illustrator's style, and reflecting about and practicing the idea of "creative collaboration"! On the day of their visit, we will have another special surprise! Thanks to a partnership with The Book Stall, a valued independent bookseller in our community, we are a very lucky school...if we had a dandelion to blow on like Carmela, we could not wish for more! Thanks also to dear Ms. Lugo, our primary Spanish teacher, for help in background knowledge for the book and sharing the beautiful and festive papel picado!
Next stop, a love of picture books!!!
Here are some of us working on collaborative cityscapes using elements from Christian Robinson's illustration style!
"Sometimes, when you're surrounded by dirt, you're a better witness for what's beautiful."
- Nana, Last Stop on Market Street