One month ago, our very lucky 3rd graders met one of their favorite children's author and illustrator, Loren Long.
They got to "hangout " with Loren in a Google Hangout for Read For The Record. He even read to all of us and drew our favorite little tractor, Otis. You can read more about this day here.
Today when the students came to the library they said,
"Mrs. Miller, remember you are going to read 'An Otis Christmas' to us today. When we saw it on your desk last week after it came out, you promised us next time we could hear the new story from Loren."
Padlet with the class. They helped me with the title and description.....and of course the little profile picture and background. I wanted them to learn how to create a Padlet this week so this was a perfect tie in.
Loren....these little notes are just for you from your 3rd grade friends at Van Meter School. You have truly inspired our young people with your art, words, and with little Otis and all of the other characters of your books.
Thank you my friend.....We can't wait until you can visit us again. They have lots and lots of questions.
Here is a little video entitled Otis and Loren where Loren speaks about becoming an artist.fficial website for Loren Long's "An Otis Christmas," which contains information about himself, all of his books, and fun games.