I was too exhausted yesterday to post, but the school visit went pretty well. The drive was a bit of a nightmare. I had the sun in my eyes and could barely see signs. I thought I was going to miss the Jersey Turnpike and end up God-knows-where. But I managed to arrive without getting too lost and even better, without colliding into any other cars.
When I walked into the Glenn School, I couldn't believe my eyes. There were Hop! Plop! bulletin boards and art projects everywhere! The walls were plastered with gorgeous paintings and drawings of Mouse and Elephant.
At the Bean school, every kid wore an "Elephant" hat and one class knew the story so well that they pretty much recited it word for word along with me as I read it! The faculty really prepared the kids for my visit and I was treated like a celebrity.
I did seven presentations in all and though I faded a bit around #6, I managed to keep all the students engaged. I felt a bit disorganized, but the media specialist assured me that holding the attention of 50 kindergartners for a half hour is no easy feat. She said I was very "animated" and she'd be happy to write me a testimonial, so I am considering the visit a success!