Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thank you, Ms. Yangsook Choi!

Last Thursday, all of elementary was treated to time with our special guest author and illustrator Ms. Yangsook Choi!

PK and Kindergarten enjoyed the first session.  Ms Choi read her story New Cat.  Then she taught the students how to draw a cat step by step using just letters of the alphabet.  

Grade 4 and 5 enjoyed the second session.  Ms Choi shared the creative process of how she made her very well known book The Name Jar.  She encouraged us to "write about what you love and really care for!"

Grade 1 participated in the Young Artists workshop and created storyboards experiencing first hand how we can use pictures to tell stories. Ms. Choi shared how "seeing students' creativity is the best part about visiting schools!"

The final session of the day was with Grade 2 and 3.  They too enjoyed The Name Jar presentation.  Ms. Choi stressed the power of imagination, gathering ideas, researching, writing, editing, and illustrating.  She challenged everyone to "see themselves as a great character who makes good choices!"

Ms Choi's day ended with several one-on-one sessions in the library with students eager to talk about their writing and their art.

Thank you, Ms. Yangsook Choi for spending the day with us and sharing your passion for writing and illustrating.  We have been inspired!

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