|Jan Brett starts sketching a dassie (an animal from South Africa)|
|Adding details to her sketch|
|Speaking to the entire student body|
|Final dassie sketch|
|Fifth grade reader's theater production of "Three Little Dassies"|
|Jan Brett & her chicken|
|Jan, her husband, Joe, and their chicken|
The real hero of the day, however, for the students of Southwick School, is Tammie Turmel, the media specialist who entered the school in the Free School Visit Contest. Tammie has entered the school numerous times, and was so excited to get the news that they had won! The day was executed perfectly due to her diligent overseeing. Congratulations to her and her colleagues on such an honor!
|Tammie Turmel, Southwick School's Media Specialist|
|A lovely visit with my own children's idol|
After the lecture, I had the surprising pleasure of visiting with my very effective 7th grade English teacher who is retiring this year after 40 years. Forty years in the classroom--can we think of any greater hero? And tomorrow she is visiting with my own personal hero, Tom Coverdale--the inspiration for my teaching career--my high school English teacher.
Jan Brett--published author. Dr. True--distinguished educator. Tammie Turmel--accomplished media specialist. Natalie Murphy--veteran teacher. Just another day full of amazing inspirations.