SCHOOL VISITS AND EVENTS
Students have always been the inspiration behind my work. They are essentially who I write for. From the testy first draft to the very last revision, my loyal audience has always been around to give me their feedback.
It’s always a great honour to be surrounded by welcoming smiles.
Pajama Day in Grade 3
School Visit – Blessed Trinity Catholic School
Thank you for the warm welcome Blessed Trinity ! I had so much fun meeting and talking to your delightful grade 2 and 3 students about things that make us say Lucky Me! I sure am one grateful writer!
OLA Conference – 2018
I was honoured to be greeted by a line-up of teachers, librarians and word lovers. Thank you for the great turnout and the fun discussions as I signed and sold out of the book, Lucky Me!
Canadian Children’s Book Week – May 2016
Thank you Rochelle Chester, Teacher-Librarian at Leo Baeck Day School, for inviting me to present my book, Words, during Canadian Children’s Book Week. The Grade 4 students greeted me with a warm welcome, their research skills clearly evident as they introduced me and my work – I was truly touched!
Highlights from my visit:
School Visit at Leo Baeck Day School, Grade 4, North Campus
School Visit at Leo Baeck Day School, Grade 4, South Campus
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a great community of learners. Thank you Leo Baeck Day School!
Ventura Park Public School (YRDSB) – Nov. 30, 2016
Thank you to the Parent Council at Ventura Park Public School for inviting me to be a part of your Literacy Night at Indigo Bookstore. I truly enjoyed sharing my book, Words, with your students, teachers and parents. Congratulations to the lucky winner of the draw!
Bakersfield Public School (YRDSB) – November 2015
Thank you Rhonda Woolfson for adding Words to your wonderful collection of books at Bakersfield Public School’s library.
I am always happy to answer students’ question:
“What is the little dot inside the letter ‘e’?”
The dot in Little e is its eye; it’s what gives it its character. The eye helps breathe life into an otherwise simple letter and gives it a personality. (Just for fun, next time you speak to someone, notice where you first look to try and connect with them) 🙂
Thank you Laura Harrison and Ms. Niewiadomski’s for engaging your students with my Words. That was a great question!
Oriole Park Junior Public School (TDSB) – September 2015
Thank you Steph Donovan for making Words a part of Oriole Park’s library collection. To Ms. Paradis’ Grade 5 class – I’m happy to know that Words inspired thoughtful discussions about the impact of Words. Thank you for your engagement!
Gracedale Public School Pajama Day
Thank you Genie Kim for organizing Pajama Day at Gracedale Public School! I had so much fun reading my new picture-book, Freshly Baked Pie, to the most wonderful group of students (K-5), all the while cozy in our PJ’s.
BOOK READINGS AND SIGNING EVENTS
Chapters Woodbridge – April 28
Indigo Yorkdale – March 24
Indigo Richmond Hill – March 3
Indigo Richmond Hill – June 25, 2017
Chapters Woodbridge – June 17, 2017
Book Reading/Signing – Chapters Woodbridge, June 11, 2016
Book Reading/Signing – Indigo Richmond Hill, Sun., April 17, 2016
Book Reading/Signing – Chapters Brampton, April 24, 2016
Book Signing – Chapters, Brampton, October 3, 2015
Book Signing – Indigo, Yorkdale, September 26, 2015
Book Signing – Indigo, Richmond Hill, August 29, 2015
WORDS BOOK LAUNCH – Chapters, Woodbridge, August 1, 2015