First Up: Lunch with Read-a-thon Winners -
The prize for the top four readers in our first annual Read-a-Thon was to have lunch with James. We started off with a Gator Pizza (pepperoni) and a Gabby Pizza (Veggies) and a cheese pizza just in case. Around the table, students asked James lots of questions about how he came up with the idea for Gabby and Gator. And of course, why does Gator like to eat dogs.
Next Up: Special Edition Literacy Café:After lunch, we invited a group of students to participate in a modified Literacy Café. We rotated groups of students through 3 activities.
If you want to know more about James Burks and his art and books, check out his website here. You can find James on twitter: @jamesburksart and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/james.burks
I leave you with a fun little video from our event: