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Programs


 

SCHOOL VISITS ARE IDEALLY DIVIDED INTO MULTIPLE SESSIONS WITH GROUP SIZES OF AROUND 60-70 STUDENTS.  THE PROGRAM TRANSLATES BETTER TO THESE SMALLER GROUPS AND THE VISUAL MATERIALS ARE SHARED MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THIS MANNER.  i WORK WITH SCHOOLS TO ARRANGE AS MANY SESSIONS IN A VISIT AS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL GRADES MAKING MYSELF AVAILABLE FOR A SINGLE VISIT, A HALF DAY VISIT AND ALSO FULL DAY OR MULTIPLE DAY VISITS!

Toddler-2nd grade

A brief telling of the story behind the story of Too Much Glue that includes singing, group participation and lots of fun along the way.  All children learn an age appropriate version of the publishing process as well.  Finally the audience is invited to join in an energetic reading of the actual book! Programs for this age group last approximately 20-40 minutes depending on specific ages. 

3rd-5th grade

As with the younger groups, this presentation includes a description of the crazy events that inspired the writing of Too Much Glue, but goes on to explore the publishing process more closely.  Discussion includes the editing process and the use of basic literary devices that can make a story seemingly jump off the page.  This presentation concludes with a close but fun reading of the story and a brief question and answer period and runs from 45 minutes to one hour.

 

6th grade and beyond

While encompassing much of the same humor of the younger programs, this presentation will delve deeper into the craft of writing, publication and the business side of creative writing.  There is more time given to open discussion and a question and answer period.  Older programs may run an hour or longer given the specific age of the audience.  I work closely with school staff to tailor the program to fit their basic needs so that the material covered is exactly what they are looking for.

 

Check out the Too Much Glue Animated short done by the students at the Digital Animation Center at Colorado University Denver!

Too Much Glue Short

 

And feel free to read my article on Kids Book Buzz.

My Long Journey to Becoming a Published Children's Book Author

 

PLACES VISITED IN THE PAST

IF YOUR SCHOOL IS NOT ON THIS LIST, BOOK A VISIT TODAY!
Abbott Memorial School-Florida, MA
Adams Library-Adams, MA
Alice A Macomber Primary School- Westport, MA
Assawompsett Elementary School- Lakeville, MA
Baystate Children's Hospital-Springfield, MA
Belcher Elementary-Chicopee, MA ('14, '15, '16, '17)
Be My Guest!- Upton, MA public access TV
Bethlehem Elementary School- Bethlehem, CT
Biddeford Primary School- Biddeford, ME
Blessed Sacrament School-Holyoke, MA ('13, '17)
Boston Children's Hospital- Boston, MA
Bowie Elementary-Chicopee,MA (‘14, ‘18)
Bradley Elementary School-Derby, CT
Brooklyn Elementary School-Brooklyn, CT
Brookside Elementary School- Dracut, MA
Brunton Elementary School-Springfield, MA
Camp Casa- Springfield, MA
Center School- Longmeadow, MA
CFCE Story Walk-West Springfield, MA
Charles A. Snow School- Fryeburg, ME
Chestnut Hill School-Belchertown, MA
Children's House-Holyoke, MA
Citrus Grove Elementary School-Palm City, FL
Cold Spring School-Belchertown, MA ('14, '15, '16, '17, '18)
Columbus School-Medford, MA
Connections Afterschool Program- Holyoke, MA
Cottage Children's Center- Marlborough, MA
Cushing Community School- Cushing, ME
Dayton Consolidated School-Dayton, ME
Deans Mill School- Stonignton, CT
Dean S. Luce School- Canton, MA
Digital Animation Center Colorado University Denver-Denver, CO
Donahue School-Holyoke, MA
Douglas Primary School- Douglas, MA
Dunbarton Elementary School-Dunbarton, NH
East Brookfield Elementary-East Brookfield MA
East Haddam Elementary School-East Haddam, CT
Emma Miller Elementary School-Savoy, MA
E.N. White School-Holyoke, MA
Enfield Station School- West Enfield, ME
Englesby Elementary School-Dracut, MA
Epsom Central School- Epsom, NH
Erving Elementary School-Erving, MA
Fall Into Reading Day, Worcester Library System-Worcester, MA
Family Martial Arts- Oakton, VA
Forestdale School- Malden, MA
Freedom Elementary School- Freedom, NH
Freetown Elementary School- East Freetown, MA
Gerena School-Springfield, MA
Golden Hill Elementary- Florida, NY
Goshen Central School-Goshen, CT
Governor John Fairfield School-Saco, ME
Granite St. School-Millinocket, ME
Granite Valley Middle School-Monson, MA
Hadley Elementary School-Hadley, Ma ('13, '16, '18)
Harmony Christian School-Middeltown, NY
Henry Barnard Elementary School- Enfield, CT
Henry L. Cottrel School- Monmouth, ME
Heritage School- Charlton, MA
Holyoke Community College Science Fair-Holyoke, MA
Indian Hollow Primary School-Commack, NY
Indian Orchard Elementary School-Indian Orchard, MA
International Literacy Association Conference- Orlando, FL
JFK School- Canton, MA ('16, '17, ‘18)
JFK Memorial School- Biddeford, ME ('17, '18)
John Ashley School-West Springfield, MA ('13, '14)
John C. Mead School-Ansonia, CT
Kelly School-Holyoke, MA
Kenneth C. Coombs Elementary-Mashpee, MA
Killingly Central School- Killingly, CT
Kingfield Elementary- Kingfield, ME
Kingston Elementary-Kingston, MA
Klein Road School-New Braunfels, TX
Lambert Lavoie School-Chicopee, MA ('15, '16)
Lanesborough Elementary- Lanesborough, MA
Laurel Mountain Elementary School-Austin, TX
Maple Ridge Community Center-Deerfield, MA
Mary L. Tracy School- Orange, CT
MD School- Holyoke, MA
Melville Elementary School-Portsmouth, RI
Memorial Early Childhood Center-Middleboro, MA ('13, '14, '15, '16, '17, ‘18)
Metcalf School- Holyoke, MA
Middleboro (MA) Public Library-Middleboro, MA
Miles Lane School- Bucksport, ME
Mitteneague Preschool-West Springfield, MA
New Windsor School- Newburgh, NY
North Grafton, (MA) Elementary School-North Grafton, MA
Northampton High School- Northampton, MA
New England Center For Youth and Families-Springfield, MA
North Ridge Elementary School-Commack, NY
Old County Road School-Smithfield, RI
Orleans Elementary School-Orleans, MA
Our lady of Angels-Worcester, MA
Park Avenue Elementary School- Warwick, NY
Parthum Elementary School-Lawrence, MA
Pond Hill Elementary School- Wallingford, CT
Proctor Elementary School- Northborough, MA
Prospect Public Library-Prospect, CT
Providence Elementary School- Fairfax, VA
Robertson Elementary- Warwick, RI
Roland Green Preschool- Mansfield, MA
Rolling Hills Primary School-Commack, NY
Roosevelt Elementary School-Melrose, MA ('16, '17, ‘18)
SCBWI Inside Story Event- South Hadley, MA
Shining Star Preschool- Milford, MA
South Elementary School-Somerset, MA
South Grafton Elementary-Grafton MA ('13, '14, '15, '16, '18)
Southampton Road School-Westfield, MA
Springfield Science Museum-Springfield, MA ('17, '18)
Squareone Preschool-Springfield, MA
St Thomas School-West Springfield, MA
St. Paul's Nursery School-Holyoke, MA
Stoughton Elementary-Sterling, MA
Sullivan School-Holyoke, MA
Sunderland Elementary School- Sunderland, MA
Swift River Elementary School-Belchertown, MA
Vassalboro Community School- Vassalboro, ME
Vivian Hussey School-Berwick, ME
WAAEYC-Worcester, MA
West St. School- Granby, MA
Whately Public Library-Whatley, MA
Wood Park Primary School- Commack, NY
Woonsocket Harris Public Library-Woonsocket, RI, ‘18