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AUTHOR VISIT
Author Jonathan Roger and Mrs. Hale-Kupiec
O
n October 28, the school hosted Jonathon Rogers, author of the Wilderking
Trilogy, a popular children's series with wholesome values and Biblical
references. The children (and teachers!) had a ball bringing to life these swampy
books. Uniquely American, the books have a joyful spirit and are centered around
inspiring messages like " Love good more than you fear evil " and " Live the life that
unfolds before you. " The halls were crowded with students dressed as characters
from the books-Swamp Animals, Feechies, and Civilizers were everywhere! Spirit
Street was turned into the swamp featured in the books thanks to several fabulous,
hard-working parent volunteers. The eventful day culminated in a " Feechiesing
Contest " with the winning entry determined solely by the crowd response.
While the author visit was all kinds of fun for our students it also was a wonderful way
to help further develop their love of reading. Meeting an author in person is exciting
and provides a sense of connection to the books. The 'buzz' around the school
about the planned events for the visit increased interest and participation-students
wanted to read the books so they could understand and be involved in the fun
activities. It was wonderful to see this level of excitement around books.
Miss Manley, Mrs. Riley,
and Mrs. Anderson ready
for the big day
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