Loads of Visits in 2011-2012

As the 2011-12 school year draws to a close, I’d like to take a few minutes to reflect upon all the wonderful school visits I had the pleasure of making in the last few months. How inspiring and energizing these have been! I’d also like to thank all the schools, teachers and students who welcomed me into their classroom to share with them (In French or in English) my love of writing and books. A special thanks to :

École Victoria, Saskatoon
Lakeview Public School, Saskatoon
École Cardinal-Léger, Saskatoon
École française de Saskatoon
École St-Paul, Saskatoon
École Ste-Anne, Prince Albert, SK
Holy Cross Catholic School, Prince Albert, SK
Cliffwood Public School, Toronto
École Horizon jeunesse, Toronto
Lester B. Pearson Public School, Toronto
Withrow Public School, Toronto
Runnymede Public School, Toronto
École Tom Tomson P.S., Burlington
École St-Jean-de-Lalande, Toronto
École Ste-Madeleine, Toronto
École Notre-Dame, Hamilton
École Georges-Étienne-Cartier, Toronto
École Adrienne Clarkson Public School, Richmond Hill
École Uxbridge Public School, Uxbridge
E.W. Foster Public School, Milton
École St-Michel, New Liskeard
École Sacré-Cœur, New Liskeard
École Ste-Croix, Haileybury
École Assomption, Earlton
École Ange-Gardien, Missisauga
École Barrhaven Public School, Ottawa
École Vision jeunesse, Vanier, Ottawa
École Rockcliff Park, Ottawa
École Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin, Kingston

Wow! That’s a lot of people met in 2011-12.

Here’s to hoping the 2012-13 school year is just as exciting! Have a great summer!

First Fatima Presentation… Check!

Yesterday, was the first time I presented my new picture book Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines in front of an audience. I was excited and, admittedly, a little nervous. Would the students like my new story? Would they relate to a little Moroccan girl whose only friends are spiders? The proof was in the (clementine) pudding! Madame Karine’s grade 2 students at École Georges-Étienne-Cartier (Toronto) seem to enjoy and relate to the story whole-heartedly. Questions and comments fused! Eyes tinkled! Smiles beamed!  I could not have asked for a better first experience.
And now, I can’t wait to tell the story again.