On March 3, we had a very special morning at Van Meter Elementary,
when author and illustrator, Tom Watson, came for a visit.
As shared on Tom's website, he is the author and draws the original sketches for all the Stick Dog stories. You can read more about Tom and his characters here.
He was also celebrating the book birthday of his new series, Trouble at Table 5. You can read more about this series here.
As he got ready for the presentation, he asked a few of our kindergarteners to...
It was so much fun watching them draw the characters with Tom out of the books they love.
And one of the best parts, when he had all of them hold up their drawings so he could take a picture of all of them.
They left inspired, engaged and ready to draw more dogs and cats of their own.
When Tom finished, we went out to the East Dining Hall, so he could sign books for our kids.
They loved watching him draw in every one of their books and loved...
As you can see, they were very happy to get a little time with Tom and can't wait to read the books they got.
Even Mrs. Hockenberry had her picture taken with Tom.
Thank you Tom and Barnes & Noble for the amazing day! We really love that you came to spend time with us at our school and hope to see you again.