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CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, Author Visit at Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

By Carolinearnoldtravel @CarolineSArnold

CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, Author Visit at Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

Author Visit at Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

Last week I visited Pilgrim School in Los Angeles, California, and presented to two enthusiastic groups of children--grades K through 2, and grades 3 through 5. I was pleased with their response to my program and good questions. With both groups I shared my new book Butterflies in Room 6, and showed them my cup of caterpillars. Many of the children recalled raising butterflies from caterpillars at school when they were in earlier grades.

CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, Author Visit at Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

Kathie Shorkey, Science Teacher, with butterfly art projects


My visit was initiated by science teacher Kathie Shorkey as part of her Earth Week celebration at the school. She showed me an art project she did with the first graders. Using found objects–ranging from sticks, to buttons, to pop-tabs from drink cans–they formed the shape of a butterfly on photo paper and then exposed the paper to the sun. The paper was then developed and the shape of the butterfly was revealed against a background of blue.

CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, Author Visit at Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

With Carole Koneff, Elementary School Librarian


I thank Kathie and Elementary School Librarian Carole Koneff for inviting me to Pilgrim and making all the arrangements for my presentation and for the book sale. Carole gets the prize for the most creative author introductions. She does them for all visiting authors and this is the second one she has done for me. I love the way she has included so many of my books--and made the lines rhyme!
CAROLINE ARNOLD--PILGRIM SCHOOL 4/25/19By Carole Koneff160 books or more have been researched and written down.She's traveled far and wide and is often out of town.Dinosaurs, Global Warming, Butterflies, Chicks,Rain Forest, Easter Island, Things in Room 6,Taj Mahal, Desert, Eagle, Warmer World,Many facts and figures have gradually unfurled.Skeletal, octopus, shockers, hot, cold,Words from many titles of books that she has sold.Wombat, Penguin, Zebra, Kangaroo,Just a few of the animals she's written about for you.She's retold a famous folk tale and has a story about worms,A book about the sniffles that surely features germs.It's her second trip to Pilgrim and we are glad she's backTo refresh our smarts on nonfiction and keep our brains on track.
Thank you Carole!  I also thank the Upper School Librarian Kris Williams for her help with my visit. I had a nice lunch with Carole and Kris before my talks. I had a great day at Pilgrim and enjoyed it very much!

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