JOHN DAVID ANDERSON
November 30, 2018
Our 4th through 8th graders had the opportunity to meet John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Insert Coin to Continue, The Dungeoneers, Sidekicked, Minion, Granted, and Posted. Our middle school book club discussed Anderson's book, Posted, with Anderson in a small group setting. Our Power of the Pen and literary magazine staff participated in a writing workshop with John David Anderson. We finished off the day with an all school assembly featuring Anderson. In preparation for this author visit, students in grades 7 and 8 will participated in a school wide activity in which they spread kindness throughout the school by writing positive notes to hang on lockers throughout the building, an activity inspired by Posted.
March 16, 2018
Our seventh and eighth graders enjoyed a writing workshop with local author Jessica McKendry, known for her titles The Inferiors and From the Ashes. McKendry discussed her own writing process with our students and facilitated activities that provided students with the opportunity to create their own characters and receive feedback in the Innovation Center.